With a modest $5m budget, Trachtenberg will tackle a scenario in which a teenage girl awakes in a cellar after a car crash to discover from a strange caretaker that society has been devastated by nuclear attack. We’re assuming it’s a psychological thriller that will tackle some of the same themes of captivity and escape as that Portal short. The script is the work of Dan Casey, who reshaped an earlier draft by Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken.
Until now, Trachtenberg has been something of a nearly man. He was linked with Universal sci-fi Crime Of The Century and was a name that came up in association with the current dormant Y: The Last Man adaptation. Anyone familiar with inter-telly programme The Totally Rad Show or the Stateside podcasts he’s appeared on will be aware of his work. He’s also directed a number of commercials. He’s certainly a talented guy, as Portal: No Escape demonstrates.