A couple of days ago I posted a list of comic-book heroes that I’d like to see on the big screen and the Brian K. Vaughn story of Y: The Last Man was at the top of my list. Then like internet magic and as if to prove the point, a Nerdvana friend & reader, Agent Parks, sent us this link to an extremely cool, 21 minute, Y: The Last Man Rising fan film created by Christian Cardona & Kent King (who also plays Agent 355.)
For a fan tribute film, this short has incredible production values and is sure to whet the appetites of ‘Y’ fans and newcomers alike. For the uninitiated, Y: The Last Man is the tale of Yorick Brown and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand, the last male beings on Earth. The story follows the unlikely pair through a world populated only by women and in a realistic way captures the politics, science and peril that you might expect in a world without men. It is one of the most critically-acclaimed comic franchises ever and it deserves every accolade – and a series of full-length feature films.
Here’s hoping that some smart movie studio is going actually move forward with this property; and they could do a lot worse than bringing on Cardona and King who obviously have huge affection for the source material. Huge thanks to Agent Parks for bringing this video to our attention. Enjoy!
Really, really good. If you told me this was the pilot for a show, I would have totally believed you.
this would work well on AMC, like The Walking Dead