January 23, 2014 11:34am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Y: The Last Man' Movie Rights Months Away From Reversion, Says Writer
For years now, there have been rumors and reports of a movie incarnation of Y: The Last Man, the post-gender apocalypse comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra that ran from 2002 through 2008 in its original incarnation. According to Vaughan however, unless the movie starts shooting soon, we might have to wait considerably longer than many had expected.
"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," Vaughan said during an interview with Comic Book Resources.
The Y: The Last Man movie has had a long development process at New Line; back in 2007, D.J. Caruso was attached to the project, which he saw as a potential trilogy instead of one stand-alone movie. Following his departure from the project, writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia were brought on board to rework the material and start from scratch -- well, as close to scratch as you can get with 60 issues of comic book source material.
The last news heard from the project was the addition of director Dan Trachtenberg back in March of last year. Since then, everything has been silent, which might mean that everyone's been preparing for a shoot ahead of the rights deadline -- or that the development process is staying true to form and taking longer than expected.
"I expect there will be some Y news in 2014 either way," Vaughan said about the possible rights reversion. Stay tuned, it seems.