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The ‘Y: The Last Man’ Movie Lives Again!

The on-again, off-again movie adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s Y: The Last Man has once again come back to life, with newcomer Dan Trachtenberg being named as the latest director tasked with the prospect of bringing Yorick, 355 and Ampersand to the big screen.So far, Trachtenberg’s resume seems a little light on directorial gigs; he’s handled a number of commercials, an episode of horror series Black Box TV and a couple of shorts – One of which, a fan movie based on the video game Portal, being the thing that got him the attention of certain movers and shakers in Hollywood – but no features as yet (Expect that to change before too long; he’s said to be preparing to direct Crime of The Century, a science fiction crime movie written by the man behind Fast Five and the movie version of Wanted). Indeed, it’s possible that you may know him more as an Internet personality than a director; he was co-host on Revision3′s Totally Rad Show and Geekdrome video podcasts, at least demonstrating some level of “geek cred” for those who care about such things.

Trachtenberg replaces Disturbia and I Am Number Four‘s D.J. Caruso as the latest director attached to the movie adaptation of the popular 60-issue Vertigo series about a world post-gender apocalypse. The movie has been in the works for more than five years over at New Line Studios, with the studio reportedly receiving a new screenplay from former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia last September that producers are excited about, prompting new movement on a project many had assumed to be in deep hibernation, if not altogether dead.

Whether or not the addition of a director means that this is finally the time that the movie will actually happen remains to be seen, of course, but for now, let’s be optimistic about the possibility of seeing the end of the male gender in 3D IMAX. Casting suggestions, anyone?

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