Anne Hathaway inadvertently orchestrates kaiju chaos in the wildly original full trailer for Colossal, Nacho Vigalondo’s genre-defying creature feature.
Following its buzzworthy run on last year’s festival circuit (more on that later), Vigalondo’s latest creative venture is barreling down on its theatrical release, and the promo above simultaneously offers up our best look at Colossal to date, all the while keeping the film’s big reveals in the shadows. Also starring Jason Sudeikis as Oscar, Colossal looks set to be Hathaway’s vehicle through and through, who headlines the picture as the damaged Gloria.
Teetering on the brink of a personal crisis after losing both her job and her long-time boyfriend, Hathaway’s lead succumbs to her old habits, and spends the day drinking like a fish until she slowly begins to realize that the sky-scraping kaiju currently terrorizing Seoul, South Korea, somehow holds a deep, seemingly telepathic connection to her. Dan Stevens (Legion, Beauty and the Beast) Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson co-star.
There’s a monster in all of us, and Anne Hathaway will unleash her inner demons in the most spectacular way imaginable when Colossal stomps into theaters on April 7th. Curious to know how this bold monster movie stacks up? Our own Matt Donato ran the rule over Nacho Vigalondo’s latest at TIFF 2016, and left largely impressed.
“Gloria is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend Tim, and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend Oscar, a good-natured bar owner with a coterie of drinking buddies, and resumes her drinking lifestyle.
“Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a larger-than-life creature begins attacking Seoul, South Korea on a nightly basis, captivating spectators around the world. One night, Gloria is horrified to discover that her every move at a local playground is being mimicked on a catastrophic scale by the rampaging beast. When Gloria’s friends get wind of the bizarre phenomenon, a second, more destructive creature emerges, prompting an epic showdown between the two monsters.”