Oscar-winning scribe Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List) will rewrite and produce the remake of 2007’s stellar sci-fi/thriller Timecrimes at DreamWorks. Originally the film was set up at United Artists with Zaillian producing. However, in addition to its move to DreamWorks, Deadline is reporting that Zaillian has also committed to rewrite Oscar-nominee Tim Sexton’s (Children of Men) early drafts.
For those of you who’ve yet to check out writer/director/co-star Nacho Vigalondo’s 2007 original, Los cronocrímenes, I would advise that you do so immediately as it’s truly one of the finest time-travel films I’ve ever seen. Briefly, the film tells the story of a man who repeatedly sends himself back in time so as to undo the events that lead to a terrible crime. Back to Zaillian, he has been a busy man of late having adapted The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for David Fincher and penned both the upcoming Brad Pitt baseball-flick Moneyball as well as the Martin Scorcese mob-film The Irishman.