You’ve just met the girl of your dreams. It seems like your life is finally looking up. Just then…aliens invade. That’s the set up of Extraterrestrial, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo‘s follow-up to the amazing Timecrimes, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival followed by its United States premiere at Fantastic Fest. With those screenings in the coming days, the verdict is on the way as to whether or not Vigalondo’s film lives up to the promise of his first feature. For now, check out the teaser trailer for the film to see what we’re in store for. Read More »


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The last time we checked in with Extraterrestrial, the new film from the director of the acclaimed Timecrimes, we had a couple new images, and those had followed on the heels of two really fun posters. (One of which is captured in part above.) Now we’ve got those two images in better quality along with a couple more.

Why should this flick, from Nacho Vigalondo, be on your radar? Those who’ve seen Timecrimes (which, yes, is still the object of a US remake effort) will know right off; for those who haven’t, let’s just say that it is an alien invasion love story. If it displays even part of the warped but adroit skill of Timecrimes, it will be worth prioritizing. Check out the images below. Read More »

The horror anthology The ABCs of Death, inspired in part by early kids’ books and bearing a real resemblance to Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, is a who’s-who of current horror and genre stars and up and comers. The film will be divided into twenty-six segments in which a letter of the alphabet corresponds to a method of death. The segments will be short, but given that they’ll be directed by people like Nacho Vigalondo, Jason Eisener, Noburo Iguchi and many more, they might pack a punch.

Two more directors were added to the list today, bringing the total number of signees to twenty-five. Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman) and Christopher Smith (Severance, Triangle, Black Death) are now on the roster. Details of a contest to choose the final director are after the break. Read More »

From the instant the credits rolled on Nacho Vigalondo‘s directorial debut film Timecrimes, most of us began eagerly anticipating his follow-up. It took a few years but he finally announced that film would be Extraterrestrial, an alien invasion love story which broke out with some very cool teaser images. Vigalondo’s recently completed that film in time for the Cannes sales barrage, revealing the first poster as well as some images too. Plus, Bleeding Cool just found out that he’s lined up what could very well be his follow-up to Extraterrestrial, an adaptation of Mark Millar‘s upcoming comic book series Supercrooks. Read more about both projects after the jump. Read More »

The horror anthology is really coming back, and if things work out well Drafthouse Films, with Timpson Films and Magnet,  might be right at the forefront of the mini-trend with a new project called The ABCs of Death. This is a massive anthology inspired by kids ABC books, in which twenty-five directors and one contest winner will each “be assigned a letter from the alphabet that represents a word to act as a springboard for a short. It will be up to each filmmaker to interpret, from accidental deaths to murders committed in cold blood.”

In other words, this might be a bit like Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies. But with directors like Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) and Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film) making the shorts, it could get a lot crazier than that. The full director list and a cute teaser poster is after the break. Read More »


Two posters for Extraterrestrial, writer/director Nacho Vigalondo’s follow up to the awesome 2007 film Timecrimes, are now online. The director announced that he would be making the film this summer and while very little is known about the Spanish language alien invasion flick, the posters do give us a little bit more information.

Hit the jump to check them out and read what we do know about the film, scheduled for release in 2011. Read More »

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Nacho Vigalondo

Steve Zaillian and Mandate Pictures will produce Nacho Vigalondo’s comedy Gangland. Almost everyone I know has raved about Nacho’s feature directorial debut Timecrimes (which I have still yet to see, despite it being a time travel story), and you may have seen some of Vigalondo’s short films previously on this site (check out Choque if you have a few minutes).

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VOTD: Nacho Vigalondo’s Choque

Choque directed by Nacho Vigalondo

The Pitch: “The follies of youth are lost on the old.” Written, directed and starring Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) as a man driven over the edge at an arcade. I saw this film as part of a short film retrospective at Fantastic Fest 2008.

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