10 Cloverfield Lane helmer Dan Trachtenberg is attached to direct Space Race for Universal.
Daniel Kunka wrote the spec script, which was picked up by the studio. The plot of Space Race is being kept under wraps.
Dylan Clark, who is busy finishing up War for the Planet of the Apes, is producing the project. Executive vp production Jon Mone will oversee the film for Universal.
Trachtenberg and Kunka previously worked together on Crime of the Century, which is in development at Universal.
Both Trachtenberg and Kunka are repped by ICM.