It’s been a bit since we heard any news concerning the television adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s Y: The Last Man. Today, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the series has been ordered and will come to screens in 2020.
After years of on and off, it looks like the beloved comic series is finally on. FX has announced it picked up the tv adaptation and handed out an order for it. Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal are showrunners and executive producers for the series and it stars Barry Keoghan and Diane Lane. The cast also includes Amber Tamblyn, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield, and Marin Ireland.
Originally published by DC Comics‘ Vertigo imprint the series was created by Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra running for 60 issues. The story revolves around Yorick Brown (Keoghan) who is the last surviving human with a Y chromosome, along with his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand.
Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Vaughan executive produce and developed the series. Melina Matsoukas directed the pilot.
It’s been a long path for the comic to make it to screen. FX began development in 2015 after New Line scrapped plans to make it a feature film. New Line acquired the rights in 2007. New Line wanted to create one two-hour stand-alone film whole others wanted a three-film franchise. Others set to develop it in March 2012 and that fell apart with the rights beginning to revert back to Vaughan in September 2014. In 2017 Vaughan said he was looking for a partner who loved the source material but not afraid to change it. The story has evolved some becoming more relevant today focusing on toxic masculinity and in the age of #MeToo and the Trump Presidency.
Opening March 23, I Kill Giants is based on the beloved comic from Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. The fantasy story focuses on a young girl’s escape from her real world troubles. Directed by Anders Walter, with the story by Kelly, it stars Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Madison Wolfe and Sydney Wade.
Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters. Based on the graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Numura, I Kill Giants stars Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Ehle.
I Kill Giants opens in theaters, On Demand and Digital HD on March 23.
Based on the modern classic comic series from Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura, the first footage from I Kill Giants has been released.
Adapted by director Anders Walter, I Kill Giants stars Madison Wolfe, Sydney Wade, Zoe Saldana, and Imogen Poots.
The film tells the story of Barbara Thompson, a teenage girl who escapes her mundane life into a magical world of titans and giants. With the help of her friend Sophia and the school therapist, Barbara learns to battle the giants and face her fears, bullies at school, her sister, and difficult home life.
The movie debuted at this weekend’s Toronto Film Festival. A general release date has not been announced.
Gen Con has come and gone, sigh… but that means onto the reviews and commentary! There were a lot of games played and demoed and lots of public relation staff chatted with. Expect the news and reviews to start flowing out today.