Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 17, 2017) – NEON, the new distribution label founded by Tom Quinn and Tim League will partner with Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned media company, on the company’s debut release, Nacho Vigalondo’s COLOSSAL. The film, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, debuted to strong reviews at Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, and subsequently became the first film to secure invites from Toronto International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Sundance Film Festival 2017 and SXSW 2017.
COLOSSAL features Anne Hathaway as Gloria, an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson also star.
“Legion M’s mission is to unite passionate fans together to bring refreshing new ideas to the screen” said Paul Scanlan, Cofounder of Legion M. “We are thrilled to be partnering with NEON, a company who embodies this same refrain, to introduce this wildly imaginative film as a first of many projects to come.”
COLOSSAL was written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo and produced by Route One Entertainment, Voltage Pictures and Nahikari Ipiña. NEON will release COLOSSAL in theaters on April 7, 2017.
About Legion M
Legion M was created in 2016 as the world’s first fan-owned media company. Legion M’s mission is to unite a Legion of 1 Million Fans to develop and finance Film, TV and virtual reality projects. Being a fan-owned company allows us to empower creators to push the boundaries, while inviting fans to be a part of the content they love. In August of 2016, Legion M closed a historic, oversubscribed equity crowdfunding round, raising over $1.2 MM from over 3,100 investors. In early 2017 the company will launch a new round under Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act. Legion M’s slate includes FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL, an anthology horror series produced by Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League; ICONS: Face to Face, a ground breaking virtual-reality interview series launching with Stan Lee as the pilot episode; and the digital TV series PITCH ELEVATOR, which offers everyday fans the opportunity to win a film or TV development deal for original ideas.
NEON will release its debut film, Nacho Vigalondo’s COLOSSAL, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis in theaters April 7th. NEON was an active buyer at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, acquiring Michael Larnell’s ROXANNE ROXANNE, winner of the Special Jury Breakthrough Performance Award, Matt Spicer’s INGRID GOES WEST, winner of the Wald Salt Screenwriting Award and Eliza Hittman’s BEACH RATS, winner of the Directing Award, U.S Dramatic. NEON recently announced the acquisition of the French language Belgian thriller, RACER AND THE JAILBIRD.