Y: The Last Man Rising
Allow me to start off by saying that Brian K. Vaughn’s Y: The Last Man is among my favorite series of comics to date. The story follows Yorick and his trusty Capuchin companion Ampersand, the only surviving men of a mysterious plague that wipes out all mammals with a Y-chromosome on Earth, and the kick-ass special agent 355 who is tasked with protecting him.
Hollywood has tossed around the idea of a big-screen adaptation for years, with names like DJ Caruso and Shia LaBeof being strewn about the rumor mill. The incredible scope of the comics, however, has kept the studios at bay, at least for now.
Luckily for us, fans of the series have stepped in to fill the void with an impressive fan video dubbed Y: The Last Man Rising. The video does a fine job of setting up the universe and introducing viewers to some of the more prominent story arcs. For a low-budget fan film, I am most certainly impressed.
If you have eighteen minutes to spare, check out the video here, produced by IGN and Drake 1129 Productions. Fingers crossed that the reception for this video is positive enough to start turning some heads toward the franchise. Although a big-screen adaptation of the comics would be incredible, I think I’d much rather see them handled as a television series, which would undoubtedly give each story arc enough time to flesh out, something that comic films seem to neglect.