New Line's Y: THE LAST MAN Movie Rights Could Revert Back To Creators Very Soon

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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Desrow - 1/23/2014, 3:13 AM
Y: The last man it's an awesome comic book... hate the ending btw.
blazebyrne - 1/23/2014, 3:41 AM
@Desrow Nope! Not possible to hat thay ending. It's one of the best in comics history. This would need to be done as a film trilogy or even more preferably a AMC/HBO tv series.
blazebyrne - 1/23/2014, 3:42 AM
*hate that ending.
MightyZeus - 1/23/2014, 4:31 AM
Hopefully the film does get made either by New Line or if the rights revert back to the creators then maybe even a tv show?
Isra - 1/23/2014, 4:40 AM
This should be adapted as a TV series.

A movie wouldn't be enough. Couldn't be enough.

Please Netflix, get involved.

Tetrahedron - 1/23/2014, 4:52 AM
The source material doesn't lend itself to being a movie, this should be a TV show on AMC, HBO or Netflix. The basic premise is perfect for a mature high-brow ongoing TV series. It's like Walking Dead but the zombies are misandrists. :)
Brainiac13 - 1/23/2014, 4:53 AM
Should be a TV series. 1st 2 graphic novels.......really good.
Tetrahedron - 1/23/2014, 4:53 AM
New Line should get the hell away from this. The wanted SHIA LEBOEF to play Yorrick!
Nemeres - 1/23/2014, 5:19 AM
I was looking forward to what Dan Trachtenberg was gonna do with this. The guy knows movies, just listen to him talk on the Slashfilmcast. Hopefully Vaughn keeps him on to the extent that he's able to, should they shop this around somewhere else.
SuperCat - 1/23/2014, 6:07 AM
Never read the comic but I would see the movie.
Interestein - 1/23/2014, 6:10 AM
I hope not! Trachtenberg is perfect the job, I can't wait to see what he'll do with it.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/23/2014, 6:18 AM
Brilliant comic, should be a tv series though.
marvel72 - 1/23/2014, 7:04 AM
never read the comic,this movie has been in development hell for years.

its not gonna happen.
Nomis - 1/23/2014, 7:14 AM
Pretty decent series, not exactly my cup of tea, but i understand why so many people like it.
BlackIceJoe - 1/23/2014, 9:38 AM
I have been saying for years this Fables and Sandman should become HBO shows. Y:The Last Man would be one incredible tv show if it was made. So I hope some day it will happen.
VIRILEMAN - 1/23/2014, 9:46 AM
The ending was garbage.
neonhero - 1/23/2014, 10:16 AM
1) I'd like to see this as a movie, but I'd LOVE to see it as a TV series with a planned end date.

2) The conclusion of the comic was not awesome for me.

3) This will cause some hate, but I wouldn't mind Shia as Yorick. I know he's a plagiarist and a weirdo, but I don't really care about actors/actresses personal lives. I think his acting would suit Yorick.
Shaq - 1/23/2014, 10:29 AM
This shoulkd be a TV Miniseries. So wanna watch it.
blkchi - 1/23/2014, 11:37 AM
Ugh could be a great movie , animated or live..Netflix ought to be in the mix but what about ex machina man talking about a great movie ..Vaugh is a great writer. Ending was okay Abersole the monkey lived right..
CrookedJaw - 1/23/2014, 1:40 PM
Absolutely hated the ending...reminds me of the Happening...just garbage
VIRILEMAN - 1/23/2014, 6:23 PM
Reminds me of crap. Monkey crap. Get it? heh...
RetroFit - 1/24/2014, 8:58 AM
This needs a 10 episode mini-series. Way too hard to do in a movie.
jjd585 - 1/26/2014, 4:48 PM
Just looking at the comments on here, people on this site never cease to amaze me with their stupidity. The ending to Y The Last Man was fantastic just like the series as a whole. How was it garbage or bad? Because people die in the end? News flash, not every single story needs to have a happy ending. Deal with it and shut the [frick] up.
jjd585 - 1/26/2014, 4:52 PM
@davidzuck and virileman can any of you actually explain in detail instead of just saying it does?

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