New Line Puts a Director on 'Y: The Last Man'

Y: The Last Man Comic Book Cover - P 2012
<p>Y: The Last Man Comic Book Cover - P 2012</p>
The project is based on the acclaimed comic created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra.

Y: The Last Man, the acclaimed Vertigo comic co-created by Brian K. Vaughan, is one step closer to hitting the big screen. 

New Line has hired Dan Trachtenberg, a commercial director, to helm the thinking man’s post-apocalyptic movie.

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J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and David Goyer are producing. Mason Novick and Jake Weiner are executive producing.

The comic, created by Vaughan and Pia Guerra, centers on Yorick, an escape artist who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has killed every male mammal in the world. With his pet monkey, he sets out to find what might have wiped out the world's male chromosomes.

The project has been long in development at New Line and came close to taking off in an incarnation with D.J. Caruso as director.

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Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia wrote the script.

Trachtenberg has done commercial spots for Lexus and Coke and directed an internet cooking show named Ctrl+Alt+Chicken.

Tractenberg has geek bona fides. The man, who used to be a regular on Ain’t It Cool chat boards, made a fan film short based on the video game Portal which became an Internet sensation and generated 11 million hits on YouTube as well as an alternate reality game for Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

He is repped by ICM, Oasis Media Group and Gang Tyre.