If Gareth Edwards’ reboot of Godzilla last year wasn’t cerebral enough for you, this might do the trick: Anne Hathaway will soon star in a new film by Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) that’s being described as “Transformers versus Adaptation and Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich“. Try to process that one.
Titled Colossal, the film follows a troubled woman named Gloria (Hathaway), who leaves New York for her hometown after she loses both her job and fiancé. Soon after, reports of a giant lizard ravaging Tokyo surface, which eventually lead Gloria to the strange realization that she’s spiritually connected to the monster through her mind.
The Spanish filmmaker, whose digital short in last year’s V/H/S Viral ranks among that series’ best, commented on his new project: “Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. Having Anne and this terrific team around goes beyond my craziest expectations.”
Voltage Pictures will shop the film around to foreign buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The company’s CEO Nicolas Chartier said in a statement, “As huge fans of Timecrimes, we are thrilled to be collaborating with a filmmaker as talented as Nacho. He has written an extraordinarily unique piece of material and we look forward to seeing Anne in such a challenging role.”
Hathaway will next appear alongside Robert DeNiro in Nancy Meyers’ The Intern this September. She’ll also reprise her White Queen role in Disney’s sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, which hits theaters next year on May 27th.
As of press time, there’s no release date set for Colossal.