The link between a woman’s mental turmoil and a city-levelling monster is not the only mystery surrounding the Anne Hathaway-starring Colossal, which had its world premiere recently at the Toronto International Film Festival. The US rights to the film were acquired at the festival by a Chinese company, it’s just that no one seems to know who that company is.
According to Deadline, the film was sold by CAA and Voltage to an unnamed Chinese media company for a mid-seven figure sum. The unidentified buyers are reportedly guaranteeing a significant 2017 theatrical release, which will be revealed in the next few weeks.
Colossal is directed by Nacho Vigalondo, who helmed 2014’s underrated Open Windows, as well as segments of V/H/S Viral and The ABCs of Death. Starring alongside Hathaway in the film are Dan Stevens (pictured in The Guest), comedy regular Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, 30 Rock), Tim Blake Nelson (Holes, The Incredible Hulk) and Austin Stowell (Whiplash).
Gloria (Hathaway) is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being 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 realisation that she is somehow connected to this 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.
All will presumably be revealed sometime soon.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)