It’s been known this week that Tom Cruise‘s production company (United Artist), has purchased the rights of Nacho Vigalondo‘s feature film “Timecrimes” (Los cronocrímenes), the day after the screening at Sundance. It looks like the initial idea is to produce a remake, and that also looks like a déjà vu of the case “Vanilla Sky” (Abre los ojos) with Alejandro Amenábar.
I would love Nacho would be allowed to direct the remake of his own work, but this time with enough budget (and without the need he appears in front of the camera ;-)). In an interview I read, it looks like he doesn’t want to go back in time and wants to work on new projects with more “support”.
Distribution of “Timecrimes” (Los cronocrímenes) in the USA will be done by Magnolia Pictures, and in Spain, will be Versus Entertainment, and looks like the official launch day will be April 18th. I feel they made a good decission purchasing the rights. If cine.com had been purchased by Google instead of YouTube, myself would have purchased the rights.
I want to congratulate Nacho and his producers for this excellent piece of news of rights acquisition for the USA, and I hope he can follow the steps of Alejandro Amenábar, because the talent is there. He is the kind of directors who with enough budget, could build marvels (if he doesn’t insist in direct Die Hard 5!). BTW, if he directs it, I hope he emulates what Christopher Nolan did with Batman and he improves it.
i would also love that, if not the remake, the next movie he has the ideal conditions and he can demonstrate hir true talent to a majority and on the way, get a great box office. As someone said to Spanish president Zapatero after winning the elections … ¡Nacho don’t fail on us!
PS: I hope you comment if Victoria Beckham is as posh in persona as it looks like on press.