RLJE Films just debuted the official theatrical poster for the 2018 movie I Kill Giants, based on the critically acclaimed Man of Action graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. Joe Kelly adapted his graphic novel for the screen and first time feature film helmer Anders Walter directed the fantasy thriller which had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
The I Kill Giants cast includes Zoe Saldana (the Star Trek film franchise, the Guardians of the Galaxy films), Imogen Poots (Roadies, That Awkward Moment), Madison Wolfe (Zoo, The Conjuring 2), and Sydney Wade (Wolfblood, Happy Valley). Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Kyle Franke, Kim Magnusson, Adrian Politowski, and Nick Spicer are the film’s producers. Johanna Hogan, Joe Kelly, Michelle Miller, Justin Nappi, and Mark Radcliffe executive produced.
RLJE Films is targeting a March 23, 2018 theatrical release along with a simultaneous release On Demand and Digital HD. The thriller has a running time of 106 minutes and is not yet rated.
Not many reviews appeared online following the film’s debut at the Toronto Film Festival, however the three critics registered on Rotten Tomatoes all awarded it positive reviews. The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore calls it “a sensitive and attractive, if not wholly convincing, pairing of fantasy with real-life turmoil,” and Screen International’s Allan Hunter says I Kill Giants is “a sweetly imaginative, tenderly played coming of age drama.”
The Plot: I Kill Giants tells the story of Barbara Thorsen (Madison Wolfe), a teenage girl who chooses to escape the realities of school and a drab family life by retreating into her magical world of Titans and Giants. With the help of her new friend Sophia (Sydney Wade) and her school therapist (Zoe Saldana), she will learn to battle her Giants and face her fears – tackling the mean bullies at school, her sister (Imogen Poots) and her difficult work situation, and eventually her fear of death.