Netflix’s new season of Black Mirror has been in the works long enough to recruit some major names, and now we can add more talent behind the camera as well. 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will helm an episode of the sci-fi anthology, joining Joe Wright, Jakob Verbruggen and more.
You probably haven’t heard of ‘Dan Trachtenberg’ unless you’ve seen his sci-fi short, ‘Portal: No Escape,’ or followed news about him directing the mysterious Bad Robot project ‘Valencia.’ As we all learned two months ago, ‘Valencia’ was actually the codename for ‘10 Cloverfield Lane,’ a secret film related to the 2008 monster movie’ Cloverfield.’
The last we heard about 'Y: The Last Man' was that the rights were going to revert to co-creators Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra if shooting didn't commence shortly. And today we've learned that Dan Trachtenberg, the last director associated with the project, has signed on to direct 'Valencia' for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Paramount Insurge. Which means that it's likely that New Line's take on 'Y' is dead.
We've seen many a short film and YouTube clip lead to successful careers, but we've yet to see a fan film turn into a real career. That is, until today. Dan Trachtenberg has been hired to helm New Line's adaptation of 'Y: The Last Man.'