Several years back, we'd heard word that the prolific writer/director Steven Zaillian was interested in mounting an English-language remake of Nacho Vigalondo's 'Timecrimes.' That sounded pretty cool to those of us who know (and love) the very clever indie thriller from Spain -- but then we heard nothing. Or as they say in Spain, "nada."

Now comes word from Deadline that the remake is alive and well and moving from United Artists to DreamWorks. We also know that writer Tim Sexton worked on the adaptation, that Mr. Zaillian has agreed to get back to work on the screenplay, and that he'll be producing for sure, directing possibly.

A 1993 Oscar winner for his 'Schindler's List' screenplay, Zaillian has also written and/or directed fine flicks like 'The Falcon and the Snowman,' 'Awakenings,' 'Searching for Bobby Fischer,' 'Gangs of New York,' and 'A Civil Action.'

(And if you like time-travel sci-fi horror thrillers, get a copy of 'Timecrimes' soon; see if you agree that A) it's really cool, and B) if it "warrants" an American remake.)