Anne Hathaway will have giant monsters on her mind in the upcoming Colossal.
Voltage Pictures is currently at Cannes marketing the film to foreign distributors with the intriguing pitch “Godzilla meets Lost In Translation.” The Hollywood Reporter expands on that description –
Hathaway will play Gloria, an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to leave her life in New York to move back to her hometown.
But when news reports surface that a giant lizard is destroying the city of Tokyo, Gloria gradually comes to realize that she is strangely connected to these far-off events via the power of her mind. In order to prevent further destruction, Gloria needs to determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Although the idea of someone having a telepathic link to a giant monster is a new idea for an American film, it is a recurring theme in both the Godzilla and Gamera kaiju franchises.
What is exciting about this project is that is originating with writer/director Nacho Vigalondo, the man behind the twisty, turny Timecrimes. A very smart spin on some standard time travel tropes, the film established Vigalondo as a talent to watch and this next project for him sounds like he could once again be playing with some previously used ideas in hopefully a new and exciting way.
No release date has been set for the film.