Colossal (2017)

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Directed by Nacho Vigalondo
Producer Jonathan Deckter
Written by Nacho Vigalondo
Music by Bear McCreary
Distributor NEON
Rating R
Budget ~$15,000,000[1]
Box office $3,029,287
(U.S. Earnings)
(Foreign Earnings)
(Total Earnings)
Running time 110 minutes
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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There's a monster in all of us.

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Colossal is a 2016 Spanish-Canadian giant monster movie written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson. It premiered on September 9th, 2016, at the Toronto International Film Festival, and began a limited theatrical release on April 7th, 2017.[2]


Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), a good-natured bar owner with a coterie of drinking buddies (Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell), and resumes her drinking lifestyle Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a larger-than-life creature begins attacking Seoul, South Korea on a nightly basis, captivating spectators around the world. One night, Gloria is horrified to discover that her every move at a local playground is being mimicked on a catastrophic scale by the rampaging beast. When Gloria's friends get wind of the bizarre phenomenon, a second, more destructive creature emerges, prompting an epic showdown between the two monsters.


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Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Nacho Vigalondo
  • Written by   Nacho Vigalondo
  • Executive producing by   Garrett Basch, Justin Bursch, Jonathan Deckter, Christopher Lytton, Nacho Vigalondo, Shawn Williamson
  • Produced by   Zev Foreman, Nahikari Ipiña, Russell Levine, Dominic Rustam
  • Music by   Bear McCreary
  • Cinematography by   Eric Kress
  • Edited by   Ben Baudhuin, Luke Doolan
  • Production design by   Sue Chan
  • Assistant directing by   Tim Sereda, Alex Burnett, Ryan MacInnes
  • Special effects by   Robert Musnicki, Jak Osmond


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Anne Hathaway   as   Gloria
  • Jason Sudekis   as   Oscar
  • Dan Stevens   as   Tim
  • Austin Stowell   as   Joel
  • Tim Blake Nelson   as   Garth
  • Agam Darshi   as   Ash
  • Rukiya Bernard   as   Maggie
  • Hannah Cheramy   as   Young Gloria
  • Miho Suzuki   as   News Reporter
  • Sarah Surh   as   Mother
  • Christine Lee   as   Seoul Waitress
  • Andrew Tait   as   Bar Patron
  • Eoin Bates   as   Bar Guy (uncredited)



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Director Nacho Vigalondo first announced that he had written a script for "the cheapest Godzilla movie ever" after a screening of his film Open Windows at FrightFest 2014 in London.[3] The Hollywood Reporter announced that Anne Hathaway had been cast as the lead on May 12, 2015.[4]

Toho sued Voltage Pictures over the film for allegedly infringing on the Japanese studio's ownership of Godzilla. In its complaint, Toho cited pictures of and references to Godzilla in materials sent to potential investors and distributors at the the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, along with Vigalondo's comments at Frightfest.[5] A settlement was reached on October 30, 2015, for an undisclosed sum of money; Voltage also agreed that the film would not feature Godzilla or a Godzilla-like creature.[6] Other changes made to the script as a result of the lawsuit are unknown, though it likely caused the location of the kaiju attacks to switch from Tokyo to Seoul.


Principal photography for Colossal began on October 18, 2015, in Vancouver, and wrapped on November 25, 2015. A second unit filmed in Seoul.


Main article: Colossal/Gallery.


Main article: Colossal/Soundtrack.

Alternate titles

  • Girl and Monster (Tüdruk ja Koletis; Estonia)
  • She's a Monster (Ella es un Monstruo; Mexico)
  • Colossal: an Uncontrollable Monster (Colosal: Un Monstruo Incontrolable; Peru)
  • Monster (Monstrum; Poland)
  • My Girlfriend is a Monster (Моя девушка - монстр; Russia and Ukraine)
  • Giantess (Velikanka; Slovenia)
  • Synchronized Monster (シンクロナイズドモンスター; Japan)

Theatrical releases

  • Greece - April 6, 2017
  • India - April 7, 2017
  • United States - April 7, 2017
  • Australia - April 13, 2017
  • Croatia - April 20, 2017
  • Kuwait - April 20, 2017
  • South Korea - April 20, 2017
  • Canada - April 21, 2017
  • Taiwan - April 21, 2017
  • Vietnam - April 21, 2017
  • Georgia - April 27, 2017
  • Russia - April 27, 2017
  • Ukraine - April 27, 2017
  • Estonia - April 28, 2017
  • Peru - May 4, 2017
  • Philippines - May 17, 2017
  • Portugal - May 18, 2017
  • United Kingdom - May 19, 2017
  • Ireland - May 19, 2017
  • Argentina - June 1, 2017
  • Singapore - June 8, 2017
  • Brazil - June 15, 2017
  • Chile - June 15, 2017
  • Mexico - June 16, 2017
  • Israel - June 22, 2017
  • Hong Kong - July 27, 2017
  • Indonesia - September 1, 2017
  • Japan - November 3, 2017


Colossal received a 81% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 263 reviews.[7] The site's Critical Consensus reads, "Colossal's singular strangeness can be disorienting, but viewers who hang on may find that its genre-defying execution -- and Anne Hathaway's performance -- is well worth the ride."


Award Category Recipient(s) Result
Austin Fantastic Fest Best Picture - Fantastic Features Nacho Vigalondo Won
Film Club's The Lost Weekend Best Supporting Actor Jason Sudeikis Won
Best Director Nacho Vigalondo Won
International Online Cinema Awards Best Sound Editing Mark Gingras Nominated
Best Director N/A Nominated
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival Best European Fantastic Feature Film Nacho Vigalondo Nominated
The Joey Awards, Vancouver Best Actress in a Feature Film Supporting Role Hannah Cheramy Nominated

Video releases

Universal DVD/Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD (2017)

  • Region: 1 (DVD); A/1 (Blu-ray)
  • Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 for the DVD; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 for the Blu-ray)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Special features: Deleted scene (4 minutes)



Colossal teaser
Colossal trailer #1
Colossal trailer #2
Japanese Synchronized Monster trailer


Opening scene

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