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.
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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