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Timecrimes Remake Heading to DreamWorks with a Rewrite by Steve Zaillian





Remember Nacho Vigalondo’s mindbending time travel film Timecrimes from a few years ago? Well, it been in the remake mill for a while now, and today we got an update in the form of a studio move and some info on who will be polishing the script.

DreamWorks StudiosPer Deadline New York the redux has been moved by Steve Zaillian from United Artists to DreamWorks. Zaillian, who'd set it up at UA to produce, has also committed to rewrite the script. Tim Sexton wrote the early drafts, with Zaillian overseeing as producer along with Agnes Mentre. Zaillian's Film Rites has a first look deal at DreamWorks. He takes on the writing job after a productive period where he adapted the Stieg Larsson novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for David Fincher and Scott Rudin at Sony Pictures Entertainment and made a deal to write the followup, The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Timecrimes is an intricate science fiction thriller in which a man repeatedly goes back in time an hour in an attempt to alter the events of a crime. Film Rites' Garrett Basch will be executive producer along with Eduardo Carneros Gonzalez and Nacho Vigalondo. Vigalondo wrote and directed the original, released under the title Los Cronocrimenes.

Keep it here for more as it comes, and in the meantime refresh your memory by going back and rewatching the trailer from the original film.

- Debi Moore

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Matt Serafini's picture

Love this film. Don't see how they can make it better.


Submitted by Matt Serafini on Tue, 01/18/2011 - 10:28pm.

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