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.