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Anne Hathway to star in Godzilla meets Lost in Translation film, Colossal

05.12.2015

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Now here's a mash-up that tickles my funny bone. Writer/director Nacho Vigalondo (OPEN WINDOWS, TIMECRIMES) is dipping his toes into the kaiju pool to deliver what he calls his most ambitious and personal story so far. GODZILLA meets LOST IN TRANSLATION is how it's being billed, and it's just picked up a major lead actress in Anne Hathaway.

The synopsis as reported by The Hollywood Reporter:

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.

I don't know about you, but that sounds like a genre film that I need to see immediately! I haven't checked out director Vigalondo's previous work, but given the right budget and the right team, this could be a project that gives Legendary Pictures a run for their money. With sequels to GODZILLA and PACIFIC RIM on the horizon, as well as SKULL ISLAND, it sounds like monster movies are making a huge comeback! Any chance Bill Murray could sign up for this?

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6:13PM on 05/13/2015

Well...

This could be very different if its done how Nacho film his other movies or it could be very cliche. I'm hoping this will be different cus it sounds awesome the don't get many monster movies much anymore. I really didn't care for his other films they were ok but I think their movies that grow on you. And for that I'll watch them again. They are movies you need to really sick down and watch and don't do anything else.
This could be very different if its done how Nacho film his other movies or it could be very cliche. I'm hoping this will be different cus it sounds awesome the don't get many monster movies much anymore. I really didn't care for his other films they were ok but I think their movies that grow on you. And for that I'll watch them again. They are movies you need to really sick down and watch and don't do anything else.
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2:15PM on 05/13/2015
Nope, we've seen this done already multiple time. And I can't stand Hathaway.
Nope, we've seen this done already multiple time. And I can't stand Hathaway.
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6:10PM on 05/13/2015
Don't get all the hate for Hathaway. She hasn't done a thing to anyone that would warrant it.
Don't get all the hate for Hathaway. She hasn't done a thing to anyone that would warrant it.
1:22AM on 05/13/2015
I liked this movie better when it was called Cloverfield.
I liked this movie better when it was called Cloverfield.
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9:41PM on 05/12/2015

not what i was expecting...

i was hoping for... basically Lost in Translation... only Anne Hathaway is Scarlet Johansson... and Godzilla is Bill Murray... and you know... they're both misunderstood and stuck in Tokyo, a city where they don't belong... and they fall in love... but at the end they realize that their lives are on different paths... she has to go back home to her fiance in the States... and he has to fight Mothra.
i was hoping for... basically Lost in Translation... only Anne Hathaway is Scarlet Johansson... and Godzilla is Bill Murray... and you know... they're both misunderstood and stuck in Tokyo, a city where they don't belong... and they fall in love... but at the end they realize that their lives are on different paths... she has to go back home to her fiance in the States... and he has to fight Mothra.
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5:27PM on 05/12/2015
wow, an actually imaginative idea for once. Admittedly, it's still kind of ripping off two other films, but at least it's not a remakereboot. I'd see it solely based on that fact. It will fail as a summer movie though, probably being beat out by a film version of "Surfside Six" or something. (Sidebar: And I'm a Hathaway fan. Woman is under-appreciated hotness...)
wow, an actually imaginative idea for once. Admittedly, it's still kind of ripping off two other films, but at least it's not a remakereboot. I'd see it solely based on that fact. It will fail as a summer movie though, probably being beat out by a film version of "Surfside Six" or something. (Sidebar: And I'm a Hathaway fan. Woman is under-appreciated hotness...)
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3:54PM on 05/12/2015
Decent high concept at least. Although I read the title as "Anne Hathaway to Star in Godzilla meets Lost, in translation film Colossal " which sounds AMAZING.
Decent high concept at least. Although I read the title as "Anne Hathaway to Star in Godzilla meets Lost, in translation film Colossal " which sounds AMAZING.
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2:20PM on 05/12/2015
Sounds like a blatant rip off of Dia Majin Kannon, a Japanese show from a few years back about a young Japanese girl that has Giant living statue that acts out based on her emotions.
Sounds like a blatant rip off of Dia Majin Kannon, a Japanese show from a few years back about a young Japanese girl that has Giant living statue that acts out based on her emotions.
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6:08PM on 05/12/2015
Exactly what I was thinking, but I hope I'm wrong.
Exactly what I was thinking, but I hope I'm wrong.
2:01PM on 05/12/2015
This sounds terrible. Godzilla meets Lost, now that sounds more like it.
This sounds terrible. Godzilla meets Lost, now that sounds more like it.
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1:32PM on 05/12/2015
Ummm ya, no thanks.
Ummm ya, no thanks.
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1:01PM on 05/12/2015
Can't stand Anne Hathway, far to overrated of an actress to carry her own movie. This is going to be SHIAATTT!
Can't stand Anne Hathway, far to overrated of an actress to carry her own movie. This is going to be SHIAATTT!
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12:52PM on 05/12/2015
Is Hollywood having a stroke or something?
Is Hollywood having a stroke or something?
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1:38PM on 05/12/2015
And the quote of the day goes to you my good sir. Just made me laugh out loud in my class and all my students have a WTF look on their faces...
And the quote of the day goes to you my good sir. Just made me laugh out loud in my class and all my students have a WTF look on their faces...
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12:34PM on 05/12/2015

Huh????

Sounds like an attempt to cash in from the kaiju movies without having to actually make a kaiju movie (i.e. no budget). I'm willing to be turned around if they come up with something cool, but this sounds idiotic.
Sounds like an attempt to cash in from the kaiju movies without having to actually make a kaiju movie (i.e. no budget). I'm willing to be turned around if they come up with something cool, but this sounds idiotic.
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5:43PM on 05/12/2015
yeah but it'll probably still have just about the same amount of monster screentime as 2014's Godzilla lol

lots of distorted shots, off camera shots, small tv screen news reports etc
yeah but it'll probably still have just about the same amount of monster screentime as 2014's Godzilla lol

lots of distorted shots, off camera shots, small tv screen news reports etc
12:33PM on 05/12/2015

I'm with Conz

...This sounds stupid.
...This sounds stupid.
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12:06PM on 05/12/2015
Sounds like she is going to be one of those chicks from the Mothra movies that sings to the monsters. Maybe she will ride it and wreak havoc on the wicked.
Sounds like she is going to be one of those chicks from the Mothra movies that sings to the monsters. Maybe she will ride it and wreak havoc on the wicked.
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12:05PM on 05/12/2015
Synopsis makes it sound like they're trying to make a Godzilla film without getting sued. Not sure about this one.
Synopsis makes it sound like they're trying to make a Godzilla film without getting sued. Not sure about this one.
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12:00PM on 05/12/2015

Tough to judge just off premise...

but that sounds like a friggin stupid premise.
but that sounds like a friggin stupid premise.
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