Nacho Vigalondo’s much-anticipated monster movie Colossal has landed itself a release date, appearing in US cinemas on April 7, 2017.
The fourth feature from Vigalondo – who directed 2014’s underseen Open Windows, as well as segments of V/H/S Viral (Parallel Monsters) and The ABCs of Death (A is for Apocalypse) – Colossal stars Anne Hathaway as the down-on-her-luck Gloria, who begins to uncover a link between her emotional turmoil and a city-levelling monster terrorising South Korea. Co-starring with Hathaway are The Guest’s Dan Stevens, 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.
Colossal will be released by Neon, the new company formed by Radius co-founder Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League, who acquired the film following its Toronto International Film Festival premiere back in September.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)