Monday, September 15, 2008

‘Los Cronocrímenes’

Timecrimes, that is.

New Spanish film directed by Nacho Vigalondo, who has gotten some notice for his short films, one of which, 7:35 de la Mañana, was nominated for an Oscar a few years back.

It played at Sundance this year, and was picked up for remake by United Artists. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Timothy J. Sexton, who was one of the writers of Children of Men and is also redoing Logan’s Run, has been hired to write the script.

Who knows how that will turn out, but the original looks like a somewhat corny horror (but pretty cool) take on the Twelve Monkeys/La Jetée theme of the paradox of time-travel murder:

A man who accidentally travels back into the past and meets himself. A naked girl in the middle of the forest. A mysterious stranger with his face wrapped in a pink bandage. A disquieting mansion on the top of a hill. All of them pieces of an unpredictable jigsaw puzzle where terror, drama and suspense will lead to an unthinkable crime. Who’s the murderer? Who’s the victim?

But whoa, there are some fantastic posters for it, which will excite film nerds:


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