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Y The Last Man

Congratulations, Yorick Brown. You're closer than ever to becoming the last man on Earth.

Crave Online spoke with "Man of Steel" screenwriter David Goyer about a few of his other developing comic book adaptations, including "Y: The Last Man," based on the Vertigo Comics series written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra. Goyer was asked if he's still producing the "Y" adaptation, and the answer he gave was very encouraging for fans of the series.

"I am. We've got a script that's as close as it's ever been," he said. "That could go into production next year."

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Y: The Last Man

"Y: The Last Man" is inching closer and closer to reality, now that a new director has joined the long developing project.

Deadline reports that New Line has set commercial director Dan Trachtenberg for "Y," based on the Vertigo Comics graphic novels written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra. This would mark Trachtenberg's first feature film and easily his highest-profile work to date; until now, he was best known as the creator of the fan film "Portal: No Escape," which you can watch below.

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Constantine

John Constantine is dead. Long live... John Constantine?

MTV Geek reports that Vertigo's longest-running series "Hellblazer," featuring the hard-drinking occult detective John Constantine, will come to an end next February with issue #300. In its place comes "Constantine," a new March-launching series set within the main DC Universe.

"It's my goal to have the new CONSTANTINE series be equal parts familiarity and surprise," says incoming "Constantine" writer Robert Venditti. "This will be the Constantine we all know and love, but facing new and unexpected challenges from both inside and out."

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Preacher

There are few comics I'd like to see make the leap to live-action more than "Preacher," Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Western epic that spans multiple continents and planes of existence while insulting every single living thing in its way. Jesse Custer and friends deserve their chance on the screen, gawd demmit — but if it ever happens, it won't be because of "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes.

Mendes, the man behind the 50th anniversary Bond movie hitting theaters this weekend, was once attached to adapt the wonderfully vulgar Vertigo comic book series for Columbia Pictures. Now, Mendes tells Collider why he was never able to crack that particular nut.

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Django

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" hits theaters on Christmas, but a few weeks before that, comic book readers will get to meet the latest Tarantino hero on the paneled page.

DC Comics and Vertigo are publishing a five-issue "Django" comic with art from "Scalped" illustrator R.M. Guéra, and /Film scored the exclusive first look at the Jim Lee-created cover for issue #1 as well as Massimo Carnivale's cover for the third issue. See both below.

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Y: The Last Man

Stop us if you've heard this one before: there's a "Y: The Last Man" movie in development.

Same story, different day, right? Apparently not, according to what Vulture has heard. A new version of "Y" is underway at New Line, and it is reportedly one of the company's "first priorities." Further fueling the optimistic outlook is the word that "the studio is very pleased with a draft from former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia, and has already begun the process of meeting with director candidates to hire for the project."

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Of all the awesome graphic novel properties that have been snapped up by Hollywood in recent years, we're really surprised that the long-planned "Y: The Last Man" adaptation has never made its way to the big screen. Sure, back in March we heard the movie had nabbed some new writers, but that's pretty much back to square one for the project.

While we wait for the feature film version of "Y: The Last Man" to slowly trudge its way through the Hollywood production cycle to the big screen, some people have stepped up to make their own short based on the hit graphic novel. Writer/director Christian Cardona's vision of "Y" — called "Y: The Last Man Rising" — made its big debut earlier this month thanks to IGN (via /Film).

Check it out after the break!

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Brian K. Vaughan’s "Y: The Last Man," which wrapped a few years ago, is about as perfect of a self-contained original series as the mainstream comic world has seen in recent history. Spread out over 60 issues and six years of publication, it’s also not the easiest series to condense, which is why a rumored film adaptation has remained just a rumor over the last few years.

But there may be some slow progress moving on that front: The Hollywood Reporter reports that writing partners Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are in final negotiations to pen the New Line Cinema adaptation. They’re both relatively new to the movie game, but they’ve both logged experience writing for TV shows like "Jericho," "Charlie’s Angels," "Warehouse 13," and another comic-inspired project, "Human Target."

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V for Vendetta

Anyone keeping up with the various Occupy protests going on around the world might have noticed a familiar visage making recurring appearances: the Guy Fawkes mask popularized with Alan Moore's "V for Vendetta."

The mask was originally released as a merchandise tie-in to the 2006 adaptation of Moore's novel, but has since started appearing in protests held by groups like Occupy and Anonymous. Even the reclusive Moore has seen the signs of his creation being worn in the anti-corporate protests. The Guardian caught up with the elusive author on the phone recently, and he admitted that he is pretty pleased to see his work continuing to have an influence.

"I suppose when I was writing 'V for Vendetta' I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?" he said. "So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the regular world... It's peculiar. It feels like a character I created 30 years ago has somehow escaped the realm of fiction."

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

If David Fincher's adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" wasn't enough to satisfy your hunger for goth, bisexual hackers, DC Entertainment has some good news for you. The comic book publisher announced on Tuesday that there are plans to adapt all three books of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy into graphic novels.

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