Due for release in UK cinemas 15th June 2012 comes Jack the Giant Killer, director Bryan Singer’s big budget adaptation of the classic fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk. In all fairness, I was expecting the trailer to be a bit rubbish, but I kinda liked it in a childish, easy to watch sort of way. It is clear no expense has been spared, and from the looks of it the films special effects are stunning, and Singer is a director with incredible skill, so this just might turn out good.
Darren Lemke wrote the screenplay and Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Ewen Bremner, Eddie Marsan, John Kassir and Eleanor Tomlinson all star, quite an impressive cast I must say!
“Jack the Giant Killer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens 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.
By Matt Wavish