Dan Trachtenberg to Direct J.J. Abrams Produced Thriller VALENCIA

Commercial and short film director Dan Trachtenberg has had a few feature projects lined up over the last couple of years. One was an adaptation of Y The Last Man, but there's been no real movement on any of those projects. It looks like Trachtenberg's first feature film will end up being a low budget thriller called Valencia that is being produced by Bad Robot and J.J. Abrams

According to The Wrap, "the majority of the movie takes place in an underground cellar, home to a teenage girl and a caretaker. The girl woke up in the cellar after a car accident, at which point her eerie companion tells her a nuclear attack has devastated society. The girl still hopes to escape."

The original script for the movie was written by Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken and then rewritten by Dan Casey. The movie is set up with Paramount Pictures' low-budget division, Insurge, and they've given the film a $5 million budget. 

Trachtenberg has made some really cool shorts over the years, and I think it will be great to finally see him make the lead into feature films. You can watch his horror short "More Than You Can" here, and his "Portal" short here.

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