RLJE Films has released the official trailer for I Kill Giants, from director Anders Walter and adapted from Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura’s acclaimed graphic novel.
The film follows Barbara Thorson (played by The Conjuring 2‘s Madison Wolfe), a teenage girl who escapes the realities of school and a troubled family life by retreating into her magical world of fighting evil giants. With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school counselor (Zoe Saldana), Barbara learns to face her fears and battle the giants that threaten her world.
Check out the trailer for I Kill Giants below:
Zoe Saldana co-stars in the film, playing a school psychologist. Saldana brings some weight to the film given her blockbuster affiliation with such films as Avatar, Guardians Of The Galaxy, and the Star Trek franchise. Imogen Poots also co-stars in the film as Barbara’s sister, Karen.
Chris Columbus, best known for the Harry Potter and Home Alone movies, is one of the producers on the film. “Joe Kelly has written a deeply insightful story about a child using fantasy to navigate through a harsh reality, and I am excited and proud to finally be able to bring this wonderful material to the screen,” Columbus said. This gives you the kind of idea where I Kill Giants lands in the genre department, half-way between a fantasy film and a coming-of-age tale.
I Kill Giants debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, where it was met with mostly positive buzz. Just the sort of grass-roots marketing you might want for an indie genre picture. The film won the Gold Award at the 5th International Manga Award in 2012. It was also named in 2010 among the “Top Ten Great Graphic Novels For Teens” by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
I Kill Giants opens in theaters, On Demand and Digital HD on March 23.
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