Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo is back with his next film to the terrain he knows the best: time paradoxes. Recently it was announced that he has been chosen to write and direct the movie adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic book The Comeback.
Robert Kirkman is best known for being the creator of The Walking Dead and Invincible for Image Comics, in addition to writing Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of its co-founders.
The Comeback tells the story of two men, Seth and Mark, who are agents of Reconnect, a company that, for a hefty fee, will rescue a loved one just before death by going back in time. It’s also an illegal venture that has come under the scrutiny of the FBI. When one mission goes south and Seth meets a future version of himself, the men find themselves on the run from both the FBI and their employers, who want to protect their dark secrets. Due to its theme and plot, it has been compared to one of the most interesting time travel film of the last decade, Looper (2012).
This is a subject that has always been in Nacho Vigalondo’s orbit, since his debut film Los cronocrímenes (aka Timecrimes) (2007) to some of the many short films he has directed or participated in any way. That’s why Vigalondo sounds like one of the best names to carry on with a project like this, especially after the success of his latest film Colossal (2016) starred by Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.
Sony Pictures has the rights to the movie exploitation of Robert Kirkman’s The Comeback, who will produce via his Skybound Entertainment banner.
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