After the good reception the movie I Kill Giants (2017) has had in the film festivals where it has been screened, including Toronto International Film Festival and Göteborg Film Festival, next 23rd of March will be the day it will be released in the USA. This movie is the adaptation of a comic book of the same name, written by Joe Kelly and illustrated by J. M. Ken Niimura. It tells the story of Barbara Thorson, a girl struggling with life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters.
According to the comic book creator Joe Kelly, I Kill Giants “is a story about a girl who’s a bit of an outsider – she’s funny, but totally in our geekland: she’s obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, she doesn’t have a lot of friends, she’s a bit of a social misfit. She’s taken her fantasy life a little far, and really only talks about giants to people. She’s convinced that giants are real and giants are coming, and it’s her responsibility to stop them when they show up. This weird little fantasy life that she’s going has started seeping into her real life, and as we see things from her point of view, we see that she sees pixies and she sees signs in the clouds and other things that might be telling her that bad things might be coming“.
Creator Joe Kelly also wrote the screenplay for the movie that directs debutant in a feature film Anders Walter, notorious for being the Oscar Winner for Best Short Film with Helium (2013). Young Madison Wolfe plays Barbara Thorson, the main star of the story. With her, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Ehle, Noel Clarke, Sydney Wade, Rory Jackson and Ciara O’Callaghan complete the main cast.
Check out the trailer for I Kill Giants (2017) here:
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