New Line's Y: THE LAST MAN Movie Rights Could Revert Back To Creators Very Soon
New Line Cinema currently owns the film rights to Y: The Last Man. It's a comic book series that was created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. But if New Line doesn't put the film into production soon the film rights will revert back the two creators.
The website, Comic Book Resources, recently interviewed Eisner Award-winning writer, Brian K. Vaughan. During their chat, Brian revealed that New Line Cinema's film rights will soon expire to his and Pia Guerra's masterpiece, Y: The Last Man.
"It's my understanding that the rights to 'Y: The Last Man' will revert back to co-creator Pia Guerra and me for the first time in a decade if the planned New Line adaptation doesn't start shooting in the next few months," Vaughn tells the outlet. "So I expect there will be some 'Y' news in 2014 either way."
To the tick tock ya don't stop. Last we heard about the film adaptation producer David S. Goyer in June said, "We’ve got a script that’s as close as it’s ever been, so knock on wood. That could go into production next year." Since then, everything has been extremely quiet. Which is kind of shame as interest was slowly building a year ago when New Line made an out-of-the-box decision of hiring Dan Trachtenberg to direct. A relative unknown, who made his mark with the Portal: No Escape film, which was based on the popular Portal video game.
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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