Reported yesterday, it was announced that the Y: THE LAST MAN feature film, which had been stuck in pre-production hell for a better part of a decade, was no longer moving forward. There was a lot of mystery and rumors surrounding the project, and at one point, it was even rumored that Shia LaBeouf would be playing the pivotal role of Yorick Brown. Y: THE LAST MAN artist Pia Guerra cleared up a few things on her Twitter page today about what's happening to the rights of the book.
Okay all, the Y rights reverted back to us a few months ago, we haven't heard anything yet. When we do, we'll let you know.— Pia Guerra (@PiaGuerra) September 26, 2014
Y: THE LAST MAN is about the story of Yorick Brown and his monkey, Ampersand, the two last males on the planet. Yorick searches the world for his fiance, and the world searches for him, for numerous reasons. It his one of comics most highly praised series.
This is the first time in a decade that Pia Guerra and writer Brian K Vaughan have retained the rights of the beloved Vertigo series. While it's a bummer that we won't see this story on the big screen, many fans are breathing a sigh of relief because Yorick Brown's story may just be a bit too big to cram into a two hour movie.
Many fans were hoping, if anything, to see this play out as television series, as it would be the best way to translate this book to screen. As of right now, there are no plans for the story, but it's refreshing to see the creative team hold the rights again.