When you hear the word Kaiju, several things probably pop into your head: Guillermo del Toro, Giant Robots, and the word “awesome.” The last things that probably come to mind are probably Anne Hathaway and dancing. Well, get ready to add them to the list as both come to life in the trailer for the new movie called, Colossal. It’s not entirely about a dancing Kaiju but it seems to be about a girl and her ability to control one. On paper it doesn’t sound like many fans of the monster genre may want to see, but its something out of the box and, therefore, may be worth a shot.
Directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), the movie is about a girl who experiences a mental breakdown and, at the same time, gains the ability to control a Kaiju that has found its way into Seuol, South Korea. Check out the trailer below.
The trailer starts off like any other movie about a monster, but mood is then interrupted as the friend she is talking to reminds her of how long ago the events she’s recounting happened. You start to realize what kind of a movie this may be as Hathaways co-stars are revealed to be Tim Blake Nelson and Jason Sudeikis – both of which are well known for their comedic styles.
The movie is definitely not what fans of the monster genre are used to, but it looks worth the look as it is completely outside the parameters of what is the “norm.” Colossalis due out in theaters on April 7, 2017.