Comic book writer Brian K. Vaughan seems to have a golden pen, with a lot of his output finding both commercial success and critical acclaim. It's no wonder that Hollywood wants to adapt his works into movies or television shows.
"Wow, can that guy write," said Vaughan during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. "I wanted to find someone who loved the source material, but didn't feel so indebted to it that they would be afraid to change it."
One specific change Vaughan addressed would be making the series more relevant to the current cultural and political climate.
"When he first pitched his take on it to Nina Jacobson, our producer, and me a long time ago, he came in saying he wanted to do something about toxic masculinity," Vaughan said. "It felt very relevant, and unfortunately I think it's only become more relevant with each passing day. His take on it was really brave and very different, but exciting as well. I really admire how audacious he's been with his translation."
Though Vaughan has experience working in television, having written for Lost and Under the Dome, he has no intention of adapting his own series in different mediums.
"It used to be that I'd think: 'I want to do all of these adaptations myself! I worked in film and television. I know how to do this shit! Just give me the ball, coach. I'll go out there and do it!'" Vaughan said. "I read recently a quote from the novelist Richard Price when he was being asked why he doesn't adapt his own work anymore. He said something along the lines of: 'Adapting your own work is like giving yourself a root canal, just because you happen to be a dentist. You would be well-advised to let others handle that.'
"I'm very grateful to have other people doing this dental work, and as you say, I get to just largely enjoy it as a fan."
There is no word yet on the progress of Y: The Last Man, but Hulu's take on Marvel's Runaways is set to debut this week on Tuesday, November 21.0comments