Y: The Last Man Movie Back On Again – With Portal Fan Film Director

There’s another attempt to adapt Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s comic series Y: The Last Man being made in Hollywood, with a new director.

The film has been scripted by Warehouse 13 and Eureka alumni Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, with Variety reporting tonight that Dan Trachtenberg on board to direct.

Trachtenberg has directed a few commercials, was on The Totally Rad Show, and last year got attached to direct Crime of the Century for Universal. What he may be best known for, however, is this Portal fan film, No Escape.

Personally, I don’t think much of that at all. Faceless goons chase a characterless woman to no end. Just because they do.

There’s some competent mechanical stuff but a lot of draggy storytelling that comes across like somebody thumbing through Tell Your Story In Pictures: For Dummies too slowly.

And that pay-off? Yeah, it’s a fudge.

If that’s a 2D image she’d be able to see so as soon as she moves, if it isn’t, then the way it acts as the camera tracks is cheat. More importantly, though, it comes out of nowhere and means nothing.

On the upside, Y: The Last Man comes packed with ideas of its own, and has a baked-in narrative shape and character arcs that already work.

Also pretty encouraging is Trachtenberg’s enthusiasm for this  comic. Listen to this, with a hat tip to Slashfilm – though do be weary of spoilers.

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