Very few movies have an original premise as Colossal. That premise: Anne Hathaway plays a woman who realizes she can occasionally spawn a real-life giant monster halfway across the world that acts as her avatar, mimicking her movements.
If that’s kind of hard to visualize, the distributor Neon has just released the first teaser ahead of the film’s Sundance screenings. Here it is, courtesy of EW.
Colossal is directed by Nacho Vigalando, the filmmaker behind the brilliant Timecrimes. Jason Sudeikis and Tim Blake Nelson also star in the film, which we saw back at its world premiere in September. Here’s our full review.
The film releases on April 7th, so make it a point to go watch it. The crazy premise actually enfolds a very poignant, thought-provoking point, one which would be a sin to spoil at this moment. It’s nice, though, because the original Godzilla films were also about something, mainly a fear of nuclear war. Later films, such as the more recent remakes, got away from that in favor of pure spectacle. Colossal has some spectacle, but thematically it’s much more in line with the earlier films. That could make it a tough sell, but since Anne Hathaway is the lead, people might turn out to see this crazy little movie.
Watch the teaser here: