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New Line hires director for 'Y: The Last Man'

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Fans of the thrilling post-apocalyptic graphic novel series Y: The Last Man can rejoice that New Line has officially hired a director to helm a movie adaptation.

Dan Trachtenberg, mostly a commercials director, is set to direct the film, a New Line spokesperson confirmed to EW. The screenplay is by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.

Y: The Last Man is the saga of Yorick Brown – the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent and a brilliant young geneticist, Yorick sets out in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on Earth,” according to a New Line statement.

The comic book series, written by Brian K. Vaughn and drawn by Pia Guerra, is filled with action, violence, and a ton of mystery and great female characters, with backdrops ranging from Boston to Tel Aviv. Who will be cast as handsome, at first dopey, and ultimately courageous Yorick, paired in the comic with a sidekick pet monkey named Ampersand, remains to be seen.

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Originally posted January 10 2013 — 4:19 AM EST

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