DreamWorks & Steve Zaillian Take On the 'Timecrimes' Remake

January 19, 2011
Source: Deadline


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!

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Drcherd on Jan 19, 2011


Timecrimes was unique in its own way, but the whole plot seemed a bit obvious from the get-go, leaving a lot to be desired in my opinion. I would hope the remake would build on Nachos concept and be a bit more original, complex and stronger. 'Let The Right One In' was a stupid remake because the original movie was perfect & solid, I did not find Timecrimes to be solid and could see it benefit from further tinkering.... unfortunately in the form of a remake.

Voice of Reason on Jan 19, 2011


We already have Triangle; isn't that enough? Don't get me wrong, time travel is my favorite niche of science fiction. But I'd much rather see an original time travel movie than just a remake.

Craig Partain on Jan 19, 2011


where is the concept artwork from?

Jonathon Thompson on Jan 19, 2011


i really have no idea why the original Timecrimes is universally hailed as a masterpiece. the story is really quite stupid. some of the choices that guy made was inexplicable. time looping paradox gets old really fast when you don't have strong characters and motives. i love Triangle a lot better.

Riki on Jan 20, 2011


good stuff

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


good stuff

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


Good film one problem no motive why he got in the tub or time machine

Im_batman_ on Dec 1, 2011

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