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Y: THE LAST MAN Rights Revert to Creative Team

The movie is a no go and the rights to the book go back to their creative team.

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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.

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.

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gmanfromheck

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Prequel series. A: The First Man.

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Cool beans.

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Sigh.

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I think this is one of the few series that could be translated to a 2 hour movie quite well.

@g_man said:

Prequel series. A: The First Man.

Anthro?

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Cool. The guys got paid for a movie that never happened Alan Moore would be so jealous :P

I don't feel bad that the movie wasn't made since I didn't believe a movie can do the comic justice.

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I love Y: The Last Man. And a Comic Series (if done right) could be really cool.

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@squalleon said:

Cool. The guys got paid for a movie that never happened Alan Moore would be so jealous :P

That was the first thing I thought of. Somewhere, Alan Moore is sitting in a castle, reading this story, and bitterly grumbling at his computer monitor.

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I love Y: The Last Man. And a Comic Series (if done right) could be really cool.

wut

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At least we don't get to see Shia LaBeouf as YB. That's some sort of relief, too.

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I'm rather happy about this. I was a bit leery of Shia playing the lead. I would rather this turn into a TV series on HBO or AMC and take a few years to really tell the story correctly.

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We have freakin Peggy Carter and Supergirl getting a show, but not this?? HBO, AMC, someone, make this into a tv series, not a movie.

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Thank god. I'd rather never see this adapted if there is even a chance it'll be less than great.

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@g_man said:

Prequel series. A: The First Man.

I'm not too familiar with how the series ended but what about a Z: The Other Last Man?

~KL~

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I'm cool with this movie being cancelled. The story behind it sounds 1 dimensional anyway. The only boy left in existence surrounded by women who want him dead rather procreate. Plus the initial casting included Shia LeBoeuf. If that's still on the table then all the more reason to cancel the movie.

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O__________O

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Thank goodness...Shia Labeouf would have been awful, just awful.

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damn y'all really hate Shia LeBeouf hahaah

Glad to hear the rights are back in the creators hand though, always good news to hear the rightful people are in creative control again. this made me happy.

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@j_hickmanisgod: Don't make rape jokes.

On topic, this is a huge fist pump for me. TV series or nothing.

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YES YES YES!!!! No movie!!!!!!!!

Please make a TV SHow on HBO/SHowtime/Netflix.

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@g_man said:

Prequel series. A: The First Man.

I'm not too familiar with how the series ended but what about a Z: The Other Last Man?

~KL~

@g_man said:

Prequel series. A: The First Man.

I'm not too familiar with how the series ended but what about a Z: The Other Last Man?

~KL~

LOLOLOLOLOL

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@renchamp said:

@j_hickmanisgod: Don't make rape jokes.

On topic, this is a huge fist pump for me. TV series or nothing.

twas not a joke. meant be insulting for immature people who deemed themselves worhty of becoming casting directors. Thank you for the recognition.

good to also see the moderators/writers of the website can go in and edit my comments. super chill. super super chill hahaha

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I want this as an HBO series right now.

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Good for them. It should definitely be picked up by some network. It's such a great story and should be easily adaptable with even a limited budget. I didn't even know the movie deal was a thing, but if Shia Laboof was involved at all it would have been terrible.

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I'm cool with this movie being cancelled. The story behind it sounds 1 dimensional anyway. The only boy left in existence surrounded by women who want him dead rather procreate. Plus the initial casting included Shia LeBoeuf. If that's still on the table then all the more reason to cancel the movie.

so you never read the book? You should it's much more than what you're assuming that it is and it's one of the best comics ever made

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Jay Baruchel as Yorick please!

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Jay Baruchel as Yorick please!

Hmmm...That could work.

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@g_man said:

Prequel series. A: The First Man.

Make this happen!