Dan Trachtenberg To Direct Y: The Last Man Movie
created 01/09/2013 - 8:38pm, updated 01/09/2013 - 8:38pm
Deadline reports the news that New Line Cinema took notice of Trachtenberg with his "fan" trailer short for the video game Portal, Portal: No Escape.
This looks to be Dan Trachtenberg's biggest project to date, with the director also attached to Universal's Crime of the Century.
Y: The Last Man was a DC Comics Vertigo comic book that began in 2002 from Brian K. Vaughn that saw a 60 issue run. The series was well-received, scoring numerous Eisner Awards.
The plot of Y: The Last Man centers around just that -- the last man on Earth, actually one of two last males of all the mammals, with the other being Yorick Brown's pet monkey. The series sees various post-apocalyptic and political themes play into the mix with Brown visiting geneticists, presidents and secret agents.
Our own Ken Porter recently covered Y: The Last Man in his Alt Beat comic book column, "This series is a good-old fashioned combination of apocalypse, road trips, and a study of the human condition. Superhero comics can give us action on a fantastic scale, but Y: The Last Man delivers action and adventure in a realistic science fiction setting. The stakes are always high and the situations vary with every issue."
Here is the Portal: No Escape short: