Sony Hires ‘Colossal’ Director, ‘Walking Dead’ Studio Skybound for ‘The Comeback’

Sony has hired “Colossal” director Nacho Vigalondo to helm time-travel thriller “The Comeback” with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound producing.

Vigalondo will direct from his own script. Kirkman, best known for creating “The Walking Dead” comic book and executive producing the AMC series of the same name, will produce along with Skybound’s David Alpert, and Sean and Bryan Furst. Vigalondo’s creative partner, Nahikari Ipiña, will also produce.

Sony has acquired movie rights to Image Comics’ “The Comeback,” written by Ed Brisson and illustrated by Michael Walsh. The story is centered on two operators of an illegal venture that helps rescue loved ones before they die by going back in time. When one of them meets a future version of himself, they find themselves on the run from the FBI and their employers, who want to kill them to protect their own dark and deadly secrets. Lauren Abrahams is overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.

Vigalondo is a Spanish filmmaker who directed “Colossal” from his own script as an homage to the original Godzilla films. “Colossal” stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson with Hathaway’s character unwittingly causing a giant monster to wreak havoc halfway across the world.

Vigalondo and Ipiña are represented by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Skybound is represented by CAA and Katz Golden & Rosenman.

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