Spanish writer/director Nacho Vigalondo‘s career has been worth tracking since his first full-length film, Timecrimes, debuted in 2007. His second feature, Extraterrestre, debuted just this year at the Toronto International Film Festival (our review here). With Timecrimes slated to get the American remake treatment, it’s not entirely surprising that Vigalondo’s third film, a thriller called Windows, will be his first English language movie.
Quiet Earth reports Windows started off as an experimental Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity style film, but has since ballooned into a full and, at $4 million, ambitiously-budgeted feature. It is being described to producers as “a tense, fast-paced thriller with drops of humor and horror, about the world of the Web, which has made prisoners of us all.”
What does that mean? I’m not sure, but after seeing Timecrimes, I’ll give Vigalondo the benefit of the doubt every time. I haven’t caught Extraterrestre yet, but our positive review bodes well for Windows. The film is currently casting and will be part of Spanish production company Apache’s first slate. We’ll have more news as it emerges.
What do you think of Extraterrestre and Timecrimes? Excited for his English-language debut?
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