DreamWorks & Steve Zaillian Take On the 'Timecrimes' Remake
A US remake of Nacho Vigalondo's Spanish time travel flick Timecrimes has been in the works ever since it was first picked up for distribution, more than two years ago, but not much has happened. However, some news means progress is being made, as Deadline says the remake is now in development at DreamWorks instead of United Artists. Still spearheading the project is Oscar winning writer/filmmaker Steve Zaillian (Gangs of New York, All the King's Men, American Gangster), who brought the project to UA to begin with and will produce and rewrite the script, which had first drafts written by Tim Sexton. And that's all there is.
Really, the good news here is that this has moved over to DreamWorks, which is a strong studio with a solid backbone in producers like Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, they won't let this get screwed up. This is whole remake is touchy because, similar to the Let the Right One In "remake" Let Me In, it's a very quick redo of a film that a lot of film nerds already know and love (us included). Speaking of which, if you haven't seen Timecrimes, it's a must watch, just a fantastically well-made time travel thriller. Obviously this is still in early development, but I'm curious to see who they're looking at to direct as well. We'll keep you updated!