This spring, Warner Bros. will bring cinema’s most famous ape back to the big screen in “Kong: Skull Island.” And following on the heels of movies like “Godzilla” and “Pacific Rim,” it seems we’re living in a new era of monster mayhem at the multiplex. But there is nothing quite like “Colossal.”
The latest from director Nacho Vigalondo (“Timecrimes,” “Extraterrestrial,” “Open Windows“) sees Anne Hathaway playing a woman at the lowest point in her life, only to discover she has a strange connection to monstrous happenings occurring on the other side of the world. And while this new trailer plays the movie like a quirky comedy, there is a much darker undercurrent to the story. Here’s the official synopsis:
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting 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 realization that she is somehow connected to his 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.
Also featuring Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson, “Colossal” opens on April 7th.