The Director Of 10 Cloverfield Lane Will Make An Original Film Called Space Race

Deadline reports that Dan Trachtenberg, the director of last year's 10 Cloverfield Lane and one of the most unsettling new episodes of Black Mirror ("Playtest"), has just signed to make a movie called Space Race.

An image from the game Fast RMX which we are pretending is what "Space Race" will be like. Image: Verge

The publication had no further information regarding what it's about, but it's a spec script by Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds) that will be produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is described as "high concept with four-quadrant tentpole potential", which means it's almost certainly not a film about the US and Russia racing to get a man on the moon.

So what if it's way more simple than that? What if it's literally just about racing in space?

Trachtenberg is attached to a few other projects at the moment, such as a heist movie called Crime of the Century and a Houdini biopic, so there's no guarantee this happens next. But it sounds like a project to definitely keep an eye on -- especially if that title is also a plot description.


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