Do you want to see Anne Hathaway share the screen with a giant lizard? Of course you do! According to THR, Hathaway is officially locked to star in Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, a project that’s being described as Godzilla meets Lost in Translation.
Vigalondo is writing the script and will also direct the film, which centers on Gloria (Hathaway), a woman who decides to leave New York and move back to her hometown after she loses her job and fiancé. When news breaks that a giant lizard is destroying 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.”
This one sounds pretty offbeat to say the least, but it’s Nacho Vigalondo. What else would you expect? Timecrimes is a solid film, but Vigalondo’s more recent work, specifically Open Windows and his segment for V/H/S: were pretty big disappointments. Hopefully he can turn things around with what he’s dubbing his most ambitious script yet. Here’s what he had to say about the 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 is fully financing the film and is set to launch it to foreign buys at Cannes. CAA is handling the domestic rights.