The concept of a monster movie has existed for as long as any moviegoer can remember, making it a difficult genre to improve upon. However, sometimes the best way to attract an audience is not to follow in the traditional footsteps, but rather to create something brand new and completely unique. That is exactly what director Nacho Vigalondo did to create his upcoming science-fiction comedy, Colossal.
Starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, Colossal’s plot centers around Gloria (played by Hathaway), an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York after being kicked out of her apartment by her ex-boyfriend (played by Dan Stevens). After moving back to her hometown, news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying South Korea and Gloria realizes that she shares an unmistakable connection with the monster. Ultimately, she must discover why her seemingly unimportant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
This project is unlike any other, providing kaiju fans with the monster imagery they crave and comedy enthusiasts with plenty of laughs. Although a giant beast is terrorizing Seoul, you can’t help but focus on the woman responsible, a relatable character struggling to come to terms with the choices she has made in her life. Colossal artfully combines romance, drama and adventure to create a film relevant for anyone who has had to reflect on their life not ending up the way they originally imagined.
The movie premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and was welcomed at Sundance Film Festival, as well.
Colossal will be released by distribution label NEON and Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned media company. This will be NEON’s debut film, set to be released in theaters on April 7th.
Watch the official trailer below: