Vigalondo Set To Direct English Language Monster Movie. Nacho Vigalondo is slated to write and direct the upcoming English language monster movie, Collosal. The film will be produced by Voltage Pictures and star Anne Hathaway. Vigalondo made a name for himself in 2007, with his mind-bending feature film debut, Time Crimes. Since then, Vigalondo has continued creating genre films with concepts that wouldn’t feel out of place in an episode of The Twilight Zone.
In the movie — described as Godzilla meets Lost in Translation — 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.
Nach Vigalondo on Colossal,
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 CEO Nicolas Chartier on working with Vigalondo,
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.
I’ve seen more than my share of movies involving time travel and most of them fall somewhere between bad to nonsensical. It’s downright tragic that more people haven’t seen Timecrimes; a film that handles time travel with the delicate craftsmanship that Francis Ford Coppola placed into making The Godfather films.
Timecrimes had a lot of barriers preventing it from reaching North American audiences; it was in another language, low budget and asked the viewers to pay close attention to what was transpiring onscreen. As is always the case, there is an English language remake planned to go into production, but that project seems to be caught in pre-production hell. Colossal is set to feature a giant monster, which is a fitting meta-narrative for Vigalondo’s work storming into theaters and demanding attention.
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