jack the giant slayer


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 (DeadwoodAmerican 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:jack-giant-slayer-poster-570x843

Via: Screenrant

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?

Via: /Film

Here at NerdBastards, we are dedicated to bringing you bright, shiny objects and pretty things that have to do with stuff you might be interested in.  Not all of it’s news, photo stills and videos, however.  This time around, enjoy these latest posters for two of the more interesting fantasy-themed flicks that will be “coming soon to a theater near you”.

The one at the top of the screen is for Jack the Giant Slayer, the new movie by Bryan Singer.

Jack the Giant Slayer will be making it’s way to the big screen on March 1st, 2013.


Now here’s one from Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful.  And guess what?  It’s totally in Japanese!

Oz the Great and Powerful will be hitting theaters on March 8th, 2013, though I’m sure there will be an English version of the film for those of us that don’t speak Japanese.

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Thumbs up to collider for the info.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, the latest trailer for Bryan Singer’s reinterpretation of the classic folktale about giants and magic beans – Jack the Giant Slayer.  The movie was supposed to have been in theaters by now, but had some delays due to rather unenthusiastic responses to the first trailer.  This newest look at the flick brings all the giants, battles and other fantasy craziness that one could hope for.

Keep an eye out for Jack the Giant Slayer to hit theaters on March 1st of 2013.