Dan Trachtenberg is taking the director's chair on a microbudget thriller titled Valencia, TheWrap reports. Trachtenberg, who has worked until now as a commercials director, was responsible for the short fan film Portal: No Escape, released online in 2011.
Valencia was originally scripted by Josh Campbell and Matt Steucken with Dan Casey having recently provided a rewrite. It follows a girl who, after losing consciousness in a car accident, wakes up in an underground cellar with a strange woman who tells her that the outside world has perished in a nuclear attack.
Trachtenberg was also named last year as the director of New Line's planned adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra's acclaimed comic book series Y: The Last Man. That project has not, as of yet, shown any quantifiable progress with Vaughn having recently suggested that there's a very good chance the rights will ultimately revert back to him and Guerra.
Valencia plans to shoot this fall with Bad Robot and Paramount Insurge producing.