It's been almost a decade since New Line Cinema announced plans to make a film adaptation of popular Vertigo comic Y: The Last Man, but now that the studio has chosen a director the movie will hopefully not be far from release. According to Vulture, Dan Trachtenberg will helm the project, which will be his first feature film. While most are likely unfamiliar with Trachtenberg, a few may have seen his fan film Portal: No Escape, a well-received live-action short about the hit Valve game (which can be seen below). At this point in production, the film will use a script penned by former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Pia Guerra, the Y: The Last Man comic follows Yorick Brown and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, after every male mammal on Earth mysteriously dies (with the exception of Brown and his pet). The series, which ran from 2002 through 2008, explores what the world would be like if all men were removed from the picture and how the event would affect everything from politics and human relationships to territorial warfare.