Nacho Vigalondo Teams with Robert Kirkman for Time Travel Movie Comeback


Spanish writer-director Nacho Vigalondo has been building a loyal fan base within genre circles for over a decade now with films like Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial and Colossal. He is exactly the kind of VFX-oriented director you would expect to make the jump to bigger budget projects but for some reason it just hasn’t happened yet. He was attached to direct an adaptation of the Mark Millar comic Supercrooks since 2011 but the project changed hands in 2016 and he no longer seems to be involved. The good news is that he is getting another shot at a studio project with the help of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. They are teaming up for an adaptation of a comic book called Comeback and the plot synopsis is as follows:

Reconnect is more than a company–it’s an opportunity for good. Reconnect can reverse tragedy by sending agents into the past to rescue your mother, your wife, your brother or father or child moments before their untimely death. Mark is one of these agents. He brings the rescued from the past to the present, to a blessed reunion with their loved ones. He saves lives…or does he?

The 5-issue comic series was published by Image in 2013 and was created by Ed Brisson (Sheltered, Old Man Logan) and Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, Zero). Robert Kirkman had nothing to do with the comic but he is producing the movie through his Skybound Entertainment company while Nacho Vigalondo will write and direct. It is currently set up at Sony Pictures and it seems like an ideal project for Vigalondo given his previous experience with time travel films. Do you have high hopes for Comeback?

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  • Lori Cerny

    I don’t understand all the love for Timecrimes; thought it was okay, not great. Guess I’ll have to check his other films.

  • devolutionary

    I can assure you that Timecrimes has been his highpoint so far. Colossal has a clever high concept that plays out way too safely. It’s allegories are never as clever as the movie portrays it. Definitely stay away from Open Windows though.