First Poster and Trailer for Jack the Giant Killer
12.16.11 by Ryan
Director Bryan Singer first gained attention with the 1995 thriller The Usual Suspects, which introduced Keyser Soze to pop culture lexicon, before tackling comic book movies with both 2000's X-Men and 2003's X2: X-Men United, which turned Hugh Jackman into a legitimate superstar. There was no denying that Singer was on a roll, up until he moved from mutant superheroes to the iconic with 2006's Superman Returns, which, despite its moderate success, led Warner Bros. to reboot the franchise (again).
Singer rebounded a bit with 2008's Valkyrie, but is looking to prove he's regained his hit-making stride with the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, otherwise known as "the movie Signer was contractually obligated to direct instead of X-Men: First Class."
Set in medieval England, Jack the Giant Killer is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale, and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who unwittingly opens up a gateway to a world filled with giants. Jack is then tasked with saving a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and, well, killing giants. A new poster and trailer for the movie has just been released, which gives a first look at whether Singer is back on a hit streak.
The cast includes Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and John Kassir. Jack the Giant Killer was written by Christopher McQuarrie (Valkyrie, The Usual Suspects), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), and Mark Bomback (Live Free and Die Hard).