Bryan Singer‘s Jack the Giant Slayer has a new trailer out. This one focuses more attention on the giants and their interaction with the world at large without all the culinary comedy. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still humor in this trailer, it’s just not the slapstick baked in a giant tart kind of humor.
A couple of scenes are down right terrifying. Consider the scene where the guy runs at full speed away from that giant, who then takes three giant steps and snatches the guy up. The big battle scenes also show how much of an advantage the giants have in battle, even against large armies.
Jack the Giant Slayer takes its cues from the “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Jack the Giant Killer” stories, with Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) playing the farm boy who accidentally plants magical beans given to him by a mysterious magical stranger. This leads to the rekindling of an ancient war between humans and giants.
The cast includes Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland) as the daring, captured princess, Ewan McGregor plays a comically over-confidant knight who seems OK now, but might be annoying in larger doses. Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Horror Story: Asylum) as the crotchety old king with Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) as the king’s scheming advisor.
On the Giant’s side we have the two headed giant General Fallon. The larger head is motion captured by Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), and the smaller head played by John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt).
There’s also a new poster out:
The marketing machine behind the slightly confused production of Bryan Singer‘s Jack the Giant Slayer is finally kicking into gear after weathering a couple of release date adjustments and a change in the title of the movie. The Jack and the Beanstalk retelling will finally stomp onto theater screens March 1st, starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor.
Now we can get a good look at the giants that Jack will be a’slayer-ing. They are pretty big boys . . . well they are giants. These posters will be seen all over Malls and theater lobbies across the country.
I might give the movie a shot, it is Bryan Singer after all. He’s got a pretty good track record and I feel confident about X-Men: Days of Future Past being in his directorial hands.
What do you think? Will you be buying a ticket?
Jack the Giant Killer is essentially the darker, more adult version of Jack and the Beanstalk. The first trailer of this Bryan Singer flick was released by Warner Bros. today, and it’ll also be shown along with the second Sherlock Holmes movie.
The movie stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. It opens on June 15, 2012.
Here is the official plot synopsis:
“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.
Hit the jump for the trailer.