I’ve been hearing quite a lot about this crazy new film called “Colossal”. Apparently, it’s one of those films that defy convention and categorisation… in a good way. When I heard who was directing it, I knew it wasn’t hyperbole. Nacho Vigalondo made perhaps one of the smartest, tightest time-travel films ever with “Time Crimes”, and his segment in the horror anthology “VHS Viral” was the easily the best.
He’s managed to attract Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway for this story of an alcoholic woman who discovers that she is somehow linked to a giant monster that’s wreaking havoc all over the world. It has been likened in tone to “Godzilla meets Lost in Translation” which sounds awesome in itself. Now, a trailer has finally landed online, and it’s pretty darn nutso — and I love it! This is more of a teaser than anything, but man do I want to watch it. Now.
Here’s the official synopsis: “Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to his far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.”
“Colossal” also stars Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers), Dan Stevens (Legion, The Guest, Downton Abbey), Austin Stowell (Whiplash, Bridge of Spies), and Tim Blake Nelson (Fantastic Four, O Brother, Where Art Thou?). It premieres 7th April in the US. No word on a local release yet.