Anne Hathaway Controls a Kaiju in First Teaser for Nacho Vigalondo’s ‘Colossal’

Written by on January 19, 2017 


Timecrimes and Extraterrestrial proved that Nacho Vigalondo could execute smart, inventive science-fiction with a fraction of the budget as those of Hollywood tentpoles. With his latest film, he’s certainly stepping up his scope in terms of cast and scale, but Colossal looks to retain much of the director’s specific approach to storytelling. The film, whose first teaser arrived today ahead of a Sundance debut, follows Anne Hathaway, whose alcoholism may have something to do with a kaiju attack across the world. Also starring Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson, Austin Stowell, and Dan Stevens, it marks one of the first releases from Neon, a new company formed by Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League and former Radius-TWC boss Tom Quinn.

We said in our review, “Whether the existence of time travel or an alien invasion, writer/director Nacho Vigalondo has proven king at dealing with large-scale concepts affecting small-scale characters. Always looking to portray how genre catastrophes are handled by nobodies on the ground without government credentials or scientific degrees, he continues this trend again with his latest monster movie Colossal … for the most part. After certain truths are revealed, it’s easy to discover how two former classmates in a sleepy city with one watering hole may have more to do with the chaos wrought by a giant Godzilla-sized humanoid creature in Seoul, South Korea than anyone would believe. Gloria (Anne Hathaway) and Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) have unfinished business together that’s ready to be unleashed and not even they know it’s there.”

Check out the trailer below.

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is a hard partying New York scene girl who is thrust into crisis when her boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), grows sick of her antics and kicks her out of their apartment. With no other options, she moves back to her hometown and quickly regresses, drinking every night until last call and accepting a job at a bar owned by her childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis). One day she wakes up and blurrily finds out that Seoul was terrorized by a giant creature the night before. Eventually, Gloria begins to suspect her own drunken actions are bizarrely connected to the monster rampaging in South Korea.

Colossal opens on April 7.

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