Nacho Vigalondo garnered our attention with the time travel mystery Timecrimes and later won us over one more time with Extraterrestrial. Now, he’s at work on Open Windows, a techno-thriller he has discussed in the press in the past, and the director has Elijah Wood as his star.
Shooting has been underway in Spain for a bit now and Screen Daily reports “the plot revolves around a desperate search by Wood’s character for an actress, played by The Girlfriend Experience lead Sasha Grey, who has been abducted by vicious villain Chord, played by British actor Neil Maskell.”
This is a very busy period for Wood who stars in the upcoming Maniac remake (pictured) and is developing a number of films through his Woodshed production outfit.
For Open Windows, Vigalondo says, “The action will be followed on the screen of a laptop connected to the Internet – an approach that has excited us all from the outset. Something like this means going beyond high concept films like Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield or Chronicle. Instead of simulating a home video camera, we will be representing a computer desktop. The movie screen becomes a computer screen, and the spectator becomes the protagonist of this adventure.”