COLOSSAL: Toho Breathes Fire Over Nacho Vigalondo - Anne Hathaway Lizard Pic
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 booklet for the picture, as well as other images from the storied franchise in a Cannes sales suit and in a May 9th email. Toho's official complaint states: "Toho is informed and believes, and based thereon alleges, that Defendants have knowingly used the Godzilla Character to attract interest and attention in their 'Colossal' project so that it would stand out in a crowded field of competitors on the film sales circuit."
We'll report more news as it develops, but this could be a giant, kaiju-sized mess for all involved.