Dec 20

TRAILER: Jack the Giant Killer

Bryan Singer, director of “X-Men” and “The Usual Suspects”, is back with a fantasy epic. The current trend of adapting old fairy tales into big screen spectacles continues as Singer adapts Jack and the Beanstalk into a huge special effects extravaganza. I’m not sure if this is quite what I was expecting as I was hoping he was actually remaking the 1962 Nathan Juran film “Jack the Giant Killer” which was a childhood favourite of mine. Instead Singer seems to have made a literal adaptation of the classic fairytale about magic beans and a giant beanstalk. I guess we’ll see how this turns out in June 2012 when this film hits theatres.

“Jack the Giant Killer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittinglyopens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

“Jack the Giant Killer” is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor.