Dan Trachtenberg To Direct Y: THE LAST MAN

Deadline is reporting that Dan Trachtenberg will be directing the cult classic Y: The Last Man for New Line Cinema. Trachtenberg has directed commercials for Lexus, Nike, and Coca Cola, but he is best known for his Portal fan-film. Hit jump to check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 1/9/2013


Dan Trachtenberg is a relative unknown, as his resume reads; directed commercials for big brands like Nike and Coke, collaborated on a Hellboy II: The Golden Army alternate reality game, and directed the internet show "Ctrl+Alt+Chicken." But wait, there's more. In August of 2011, Trachtenberg created a short film, Portal: No Escape, based on the popular, Portal, video game. The reception for the short, was incredible, the video had over six million hits in the first two months on YouTube.



Y The Last Man is the dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published by Vertigo beginning in 2002. It focuses on only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth. The 60-issue series was repackaged in book form and the series won five Eisner Awards.

The film is being produced by Benderspink and David Goyer, with Sam Brown and David Neustadter overseeing for New Line. Trachtenberg is separately attached to helm Crime of the Century, the Universal film which has Chris Morgan producing. That’s being scripted by Daniel Kunka. - Deadline




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therj00 - 1/9/2013, 5:17 PM
This is probably my favorite graphic novel of all time...and I'm excited it's moving along, but I mean I guess I wanted a bigger name to direct it.
niceguyeddie - 1/9/2013, 5:27 PM
More importantly this needs to be a TV series on FX or AMC if not HBO or Showtime
teinen - 1/9/2013, 5:42 PM
I'd much rather see a young enthusiastic director than D.J. Caruso, Louis Letterman or any other proven hack take this on. It's not easy to make into a movie, but I think it can be done.
AUSSYACE - 1/9/2013, 5:47 PM
That short film is just Bloody Brilliant...

The casting is Perfect and Kent King playing 355 is just perfect and she's Hot as well...

I just cannot see how they can cram it all into just one movie...This would make a perfect Trilogy or even better a TV Show but I am not going to complain either way...

Looking forward to seeing this progress into a real movie now...
RorMachine - 1/9/2013, 5:49 PM
Everyone has to start somewhere..he's very passionate about it so let's see what he can deliver.
Jimdlux - 1/9/2013, 6:09 PM
I have no care about this "Y" thing. I want to see a Portal: No Escape full length movie...that was awesome!!
SethBrower - 1/9/2013, 6:12 PM
@Aussyace
Unfortunately, the short that was linked at the bottom, was NOT done by Dan, who will be apparently doing the feature, it was done by another talented creator that I have worked with before Christian Cardona
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1324830/

So we shall see.
TheSnuggler - 1/9/2013, 6:44 PM
Zach Levi needs to be Yorick
nailbiter111 - 1/9/2013, 6:49 PM
i like Logan Lerman for the role.
bayouboyz - 1/9/2013, 6:50 PM
I would like to read this. Is there one book that contains all the issues or do I have to get multiple books?
mctrinket - 1/9/2013, 6:51 PM
Keep Shia LaBeef far away from this project, please.
mk - 1/9/2013, 7:00 PM
Logan lerman or steven yeun
faver - 1/9/2013, 7:01 PM
The deluxe edition has all the issues (60) in five books.
I'm not really sure it can be done right in one movie. I think Y: The Last Man would work better as a tv show like GoT, with a few episodes per season.
Ha1frican - 1/9/2013, 7:03 PM
This makes sense, thats why his web review show "Totally Rad Show" ended early
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/9/2013, 7:16 PM
lol in ten years we will hear about y the last man
Jolt17 - 1/9/2013, 7:23 PM
Sounds nice.
teinen - 1/9/2013, 7:49 PM
Logan Lerman? Why exactly? Cuz he is a man, and he has dark hair? How about Zac Efron?
nailbiter111 - 1/9/2013, 8:33 PM
teinen - cause he was great in Perks of Being a Wallflower
rbfn04 - 1/9/2013, 8:37 PM
Really think Y: The Last Man would work better as a miniseries on cable, HBO, maybe...
GUNSMITH - 1/9/2013, 8:51 PM
KEEP SHIA LA BEEF AWAY
nikgrid - 1/9/2013, 9:16 PM
Awesome! Y is a fantastic Vertigo series.
legolad - 1/9/2013, 9:49 PM
NOOOOOOOO, make it a tv series instead!
DCjohnny - 1/10/2013, 3:35 AM
it would be good if its r rated hbo tv series ... movie will also do I hope its rated r ...
Natetrix79 - 1/10/2013, 6:29 AM
This has trilogy written all over it.........ABOUT DAMN TIME!!! Or like I said before pair it with The Walking Dead for the best 2 hours of tv ever!
TheRock234 - 1/10/2013, 1:05 PM
this has the watchmen feeling all over again they can't make this into a movie. Try making Sandman into a movie then I will probably give up on Hollywood.
shredder82 - 3/1/2013, 3:43 AM
Movie won't be able to do this series justice. I agree with the other comments here about it being better suited to a tv series, like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Would love to see it done by HBO or AMC

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