There must be a bug in Hollywood to see and instantly remake any Spanish horror films for us stupid Americans. Cause you know how we hate subtitles. Variety got word that United Artists just scored the remake rights for Timecrimes, the Spanish horror film that debuted at Sundance on Friday night.
Magnolia has the rights to distribute the film here in the U.S. after it’s debut, so hopefully they’ll get it out there before the remake is done. Timecrimes is about a man who innocently wants to get a bit closer to a naked woman he sees sunbathing, but is instead attacked by a maniac and forced to take refuge in a nearby laboratory. He hides inside a peculiar device but when he emerges, he finds out it’s hours earlier. And that’s only the beginning of the man’s time-related troubles.
It is good to know, at least, that American Gangster writer Steve Zaillian is producing and will likely pen the remake’s outline, since he’s got some mad skills. And hell, I’ve not heard much about the original, save that the director made some really good shorts early in his career, so maybe this one will benefit from a redo. Gotta keep hope alive, right? Check out some stills and the trailer for the original below and keep it here for more on the remake front as it comes down the line!
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