Portal Short Helmer Commits A “Crime”

Universal Pictures has acquired the sci-fi crime thriller pitch “Crime of the Century” reports Deadline.

The story revolves around a high-octane heist with a science fiction twist. Dan Kunka will write the script and Dan Trachtenberg is attached to direct, both having come up with the original idea.

“Fast Five” scribe Chris Morgan will produce. Trachtenberg’s “Portal: No Escape” film short became a viral sensation earlier this year with nearly seven million hits.