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Irony is a dish best served with a lawsuit. Voltage Pictures, who have made headlines for their aggressive tactics in suing those who have downloaded their movies illegally, have now been hit with legal actions themselves for ripping off a legendary movie franchise. A couple weeks back it was reported that Anne Hathaway would be starring in "Colossal," the latest film from Nacho Vigalondo ("Timecrimes," "Open Windows," "Extraterrestrial"), which was described as a "Lost In Translation" meets "Godzilla" tale about a New York woman who has just lost her job and her fiancé and heads to Japan upon hearing news of a giant lizard laying waste to Tokyo. It's that latter detail that has "Godzilla" rights owners Toho Co. hot and bothered. They have filed a suit against Voltage for using images from last year's Gareth Edwards' directed Hollywood version of "Godzilla" to try and drum up »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Legendary studio Toho, which has been bringing Godzilla to the big screen for decades, is suing Voltage Pictures over Colossal, citing infringement and a slew of other charges. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new film that would be directed by Nacho Vigalondo is too close for comfort for Toho. Anne Hathaway, who is attached to star, is on track to play a "woman who realizes her mind is strangely connected to a giant lizard destroying Tokyo."Adding fuel to Toho's claims is an August 2014 interview in which Vigalondo stated he would make "the cheapest Godzilla movie ever."Toho claims that Voltage Pictures printed an image of Gareth Edward's reboot version of Godzilla next to a photo of Hathaway and a giant robot in a Cannes sales...
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The giant lizard usually brings death and destruction and of late lawsuits too. With the long festering battle between Legendary Pictures and ejected producers Roy Lee, Dan Lin and Doug Davison over the 2014 blockbuster scheduled to head to trial this summer, a new legal clash has erupted today on the Croisette. This time it is Godzilla rights holders Toho going after Voltage Pictures Tuesday in federal court for copyright infringement over the Nacho Vigalondo helmed and A… »
This week’s biggest upcoming project was one so weird that we needed a few days to process it. It has been called Godzilla meets Being John Malkovich and Adaptation (possibly even Lost in Translation for good measure), and if it seems like those two titles don’t add up in anyway whatsoever, you’re not far off.
The movie is Colossal, and THR reports is set to star Anne Hathaway. Hathaway plays a woman returning to her hometown from New York after losing her job. Upon returning home, she discovers that a giant lizard is attacking Tokyo, and she feels strangely connected to the incident via her mind.
Colossal isn’t even some tongue-in-cheek Spike Jonze project but coming from Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), and aiming to be sold at this year’s Cannes Film Festival market. “Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. »
- Brian Welk
Colossal will follow a woman named Gloria (Hathaway), who comes to realise that her existence has a significant impact on the fate of the world.
Shortly after moving back to her hometown from New York, news breaks of a giant lizard destroying the city of Tokyo, with Gloria realising that she is strangely connected to events happening on the other side of the planet.
"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," Vigalondo said.
"He has written »
Anne Hathaway is to play the lead role in 'Colossal'. The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to star in the eagerly-awaited project from director Nacho Vigalondo, which has been described as a cross between 'Godzilla' and 'Lost in Translation'. The 32-year-old star - who recently appeared in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' - has been cast in the role of Gloria, who moves back to her hometown after losing her job as well as her fiance. Thereafter, Gloria learns that a giant lizard has attacked Tokyo, Japan and most shockingly, she seems to have a psychic connection with it. Gloria then sets about the task of trying to determine why she has such a major impact on the fate of the world. Anne recently caused a stir when she appeared in a one-woman stage show in New York, in which she played a fighter pilot sidelined after childbirth to become a drone operator. »
A monster movie that mixes Transformers, Being John Malkovich, Godzilla and Transformers? Meet Colossal...
Now this sounds interesting. Described as a film that mixes together elements of Transformers, Adaptation, Godzilla and Being John Malkovich, Colossal already appears far more than a standard monster movie.
That's perhaps unsurprising, given that it's being put together by writer/director Nacho Vigalondo, who was behind the excellent Timecrimes. This one centres on a woman who loses her job in New York, and thus decides to go back to her home town. When she learns that a giant lizard - stay with this - is destroying Tokyo, she believes that her mind has a connection to the events. And so she needs to work out why.
Admit it: this could be great.
The first piece of casting for Colossal is in place too, as The Hollywood Reporter says that Anne Hathaway has signed up to »
Eccentric Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo has tackled time travel (Timecrimes), web stalkers (Open Windows), alien invasions (Extraterrestrial), the apocalypse (The ABCs of Death), and alternate reality dopplegangers (V/H/S: Viral), but he's about to put his stamp on some pretty big spectacle and he's bringing with him a pretty big star. The movie is appropriately called Colossal and it will star Anne Hathaway as a young woman who finds herself inexplicably tied to a giant monster attacking Tokyo. In typical Vigalondo fashion, though, things get even weirder: 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...
- Peter Hall
Pacific Rim and the recent Godzilla reboot heralded the welcome return of the giant monster movie, and the destruction is set to continue with sequels to both those movies on the horizon. Now, into the mix comes Colossal, an intriguing and very unusual take on the genre, pitched as Godzilla meets Lost in Translation. Written and directed by cult director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Open Windows), the movie is set to be shopped to foreign buyers at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, it already has a big name attached with Anne Hathaway set to take the lead role. Anybody who has seen any of Vigalondo’s movies will know he’s a unique voice in genre filmmaking, and judging by the below synopsis, Colossal promises to be quite the experience: Gloria (Hathaway) is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and her fiancé, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
In more casting news from Cannes, it looks like Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) has found her next role in the sci-fi drama Colossal, which is set to be written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes).
Described as “Godzilla meets Lost in Translation“, Colossal will see Hathaway as 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.”
“Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. »
- Scott J. Davis
Several weeks ago, in the dark basement of a music club in Madrid, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo whispered a name in my ear, the person he hoped would be the star of his latest film, and then he quickly swore me to secrecy in exchange for a beer. Well, now that name can be shared over beers everywhere. Anne Hathaway (of whom I have become a big fan in recent years) will take the lead in Colossal, written and directed by Vigalondo, and produced by Nahikari Ipiña with her company Sayaka Productions, financed by Voltage Pictures.Hathaway will play Gloria, who moves back to her hometown after losing her job and fiancé. Suddenly, a Godzilla-like creature begins to attack Tokyo, and somehow Gloria has a psychic...
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Likable star Anne Hathaway has a new gig: She's set to star in Colossal, the upcoming film from Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo, which The Hollywood Reporter calls "Godzilla meets Lost in Translation." That's not a joke — Hathaway will play a wayward young woman whose quarterlife ennui is interrupted by the discovery that she's connected through a mind-meld to the destruction of Tokyo by a gigantic lizard. "Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one," said Vigalondo, in the understatement of the year. »
- Nate Jones
If you've been following the career of funky Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, this is pretty big for him and I'm already curious to see it. THR is reporting that a Cannes project being sold in the market this year is one titled Colossal, from Nacho Vigalondo (of 7:35 in the Morning, Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), and it will star Anne Hathaway. The pitch for it is pretty dang cool - check this out: "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." I bet you're curious, too. The plot synopsis continues: "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. »
- Alex Billington
Lost In Translation meets Godzilla? That’s a film we’d see, especially if it was a Bill Murray-starring sequel. Which is why we’re intrigued by the prospect of Colossal, which has just snagged Anne Hathaway to star.Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo is the mind behind this one, cooking up the story of a woman named Gloria (Hathaway), who after losing her job and her fiancé, decides to ditch life in New York and return to her hometown. But then she starts to realise that the giant lizard attacks on Tokyo she sees in news reports might just be linked to her, through the power of her mind. To try to prevent further chaos, she’ll have to discover just how and why her seemingly insignificant life is impacting the world to such a massive degree."Colossal is my most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one. »
Well this has the potential to turn out to be something incredibly cool: Anne Hathaway is making a giant creature feature in the vein of Godzilla and that ilk. And if that alone isn.t enough to pique your interest, she.s teaming with Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo to bring this one to life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hathaway and Vigalondo are teaming up to work on a movie called Colossal, which bears the curious description of "Godzilla meets Lost in Translation." We.re not entirely sure how those two disparate things are going to come together, but we have to admit that we.re damn curious to see how it plays out. The story follows a woman named Gloria, to be played by Hathaway. She.s just your typical, everyday woman going through a rough patch. When she loses both her job and fiancé in short order, she »
Toho's preparing their first Godzilla release in over ten years, Warner Bros. and Legendary will unleash Godzilla 2 in 2018, and now Anne Hathaway is set to star in Nacho Vigalondo's giant creature feature, Colossal. It's a good time to be a kaiju lover.
According to THR, Anne Hathaway is lined up to play the lead role in writer/director Nacho (Open Windows, Timecrimes, Parallel Monsters segment of V/H/S: Viral) Vigalondo's Colossal. Its tone summed up as "Godzilla meets Lost in Translation", Colossal centers on Gloria (Hathaway), "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, »
- Derek Anderson
The Oscar winner will star in the genre film that Voltage Pictures is fully financing and produces with Nahikari Ipiña via her Sayaka Producciones. Voltage commences pre-sales on the Croisette this week.
Nacho Vigalondo, whose credits include Timecrimes and the Oscar-nominated short 7:35 In The Morning, will direct from his script about a jobless woman in the Us who believes she is connected to a giant lizard rampage in Tokyo.
Garrett Basch and Vigalondo will serve as executive producers on Colossal.
CAA, which represents Hathaway, Vigalondo and Ipiña, is packaging the picture and will represent Us rights. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo is in the process of shopping his latest project at Cannes, and it sounds like it has the potential to be another brilliant oddity. The movie is called Colossal, and according to THR's description, it's about a despondent woman named Gloria who somehow conjures and then psychically controls a giant lizard (not Godzilla, apparently) that begins laying waste to Tokyo. "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." Definitely sounds... interesting anyway. Plus, it's got Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar) on board in the lead role. Vigalondo says this is his “most ambitious script so far, and probably also the most personal one.” The movie is being financed by Voltage Pictures, and we'll keep you updated on its progress. »
Anne Hathaway has done all kinds of movies over the course of her 15-year career, but even so this one sounds like a pretty offbeat choice for her. The Oscar-winning actress has just been set to star in Colossal, the latest movie by Timecrimes and Open Windows director Nacho Vigalondo. In simple terms, the film […]
- Angie Han
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