"Do these giants have any weaknesses?"
The summer of 2012 would have been a different season at the movies if it weren't for all the studio delays, some of which will finally be released over the next few months. For instance, June would have seen the release of both Jack the Giant Slayer and G.I Joe: Retaliation, both of which are now opening in March. For Jack the Giant Slayer, it meant that it wouldn't have to follow Snow White and the Huntsman — another fairy tale reinvention — something that appealed to director Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns).
"I got involved with this before the fairy tale craze really kicked in," Singer told Yahoo! UK. "My initial interest was in realising a simple fairytale, the least reality-based one with beanstalks and giants in the sky, and trying to do it in a realistic sort of way." watch the trailer >> Posted 02.12.13 by Ryan
Had everything gone as originally planned, Jack the Giant Slayer would have already arrived in theaters this summer, but at the top of the year, Warner Bros. decided to push the release until next year instead, avoiding competition from the box office behemoth that was Madagascar 3. Now, finally, a new trailer has arrived online nearly a year after the first trailer debuted.
The first trailer focused on the movie's similarities to the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, revealing a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) and the trouble he encounters when he gets those legendary magical beans wet. The latest trailer is less concerned with the facets of the original tale and instead reveals more of the giants that Jack will have to face in order to save the princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson), including the two-headed leader of giants (voiced by Bill Nighy, and John Kassir).all the biggest trailers
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Scheduling might not be the only reason that Warner Bros. moved the release date for Jack the Giant Killer to next summer (from this summer) when it put the 2013 Arthur & Lancelot on hold in January.
In an interview with SlashFilm, Ewan McGregor, who plays palace guard Elmont in the movie, admitted that he hadn't seen the movie yet, then joked that the delay might have been motivated because the movie "wasn't good enough yet." mcgregor talks delay; farrell to play lancelot >> Posted 03.15.12 by Ryan
Director Bryan Singer's (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns) participation in the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer was cemented when Warner Bros. exercised a contract option that locked Singer to the director's chair and kept him from directing last summer's X-Men: First Class. Production on this riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale began last May, and the teaser trailer released last month indicated that Jack was on track to met its June 15th release date. With X-Men: First Class already on DVD and possibly getting a sequel, it doesn't look like audiences will get to look at Singer's movie for a while, since Warners has pushed Jack the Giant Killer's release date, scheduling it for March 22, 2013, instead of this summer.
The move is less dramatic than it appears, at least for Singer's Jack. The same can't be said for Arthur & Lancelot. This lighthearted take on the King Arthur legend from director David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Wedding Crashers) has been put on hold by the studio over concerns about the movie's budget. With Kit Harington (HBO's Game of Thrones) and Joel Kinnaman (AMC's The Killing) cast as Arthur and Lancelot, respectively, and a start date set for the spring, THR reports that the movie's budget spiraled from less than $100 million to $130 million, prompting Warners to put the project on hold and schedule Jack the Giant Killer in its place. more about Jack the Giant Killer >> Posted 01.22.12 by Ryan
With the end of 2011 coming in just a few days, studios are unloading new photos for their upcoming 2012 slate in an attempt to entice viewers who aren't yet winded by the holiday movie onslaught.
Not opening until June is Warner Brothers' Jack the Giant Killer, which is a riff on the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and follows a young farmhand named Jack (X-Men:First Class' Nicholas Hoult) who opens up a door to another world and must save a princess (Alice in Wonderland's Eleanor Tomlinson) and destroy the giants he has unwittingly unleashed. The new photo, which shows Jack climbing the bean stalk into the other world, is only a screenshot from the recently-released first trailer, but the synopsis below is new.
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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.
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. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.16.11 by Ryan
Some people use Labor Day to mark the end of summer. In our case, it's when the last of the blockbuster movies have rolled out... and we're left looking ahead to next year's big releases.
What's on deck for Summer 2012? Well, not surprisingly, more sequels, remakes, and lots and lots of 3-D. The Avengers kicks things off May 4, and the season climaxes on July 20 with the release ofThe Dark Knight Rises. See what else we have to look forward to in our preview of the 25 movies we'll be talking about next year.
Summer 2012 Preview >> Posted 09.02.11 by reelz
Production on director Bryan Singer's 3-D action movie Jack the Giant Killer began earlier this week, and Singer took his time to talk about the production to The LA Times. Singer, known for his work in comic book movies like the first two X-Men movies, and Superman Returns, said he was happy to work on Giant Killer, which is a retelling of the "Jack and the Beanstalk" folktale.
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I think this is the antidote to Valkyrie. With that movie, I was so obsessed with the accuracy and the history and the detail, and this film is a fantastical time in England. It's not pegged to a particular time in history, and it deals with fun and broad characters.
New Line has announced that production has begun on Jack the Giant Killer, the 3-D action movie from director Bryan Singer. This comes as no surprise, since, in mid-April, Ewan McGregor was shown wearing his Giant Killer costume in set photos.
Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Darren Lemke, and Mark Bomback, Jack the Giant Killer is a retelling of the "Jack and the Beanstalk" fairy tale, with Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, which Singer produced) in the title role. While the story is relatively well-known, the official announcement also included the movie's synopsis.
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.
The cast of Jack the Giant Killer includes Eleanor Tomlinson as Princess Isabelle, Bill Nighy, and John Kassir as the two-headed leader of the giants, Ian McShane as King Brahmwell, Stanley Tucci as the Brahmwell's villainous adviser Lord Roderick, and McGregor as palace guard Elmont. Posted 05.30.11 by Ryan
Director Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer will arrive in theaters next summer.
Box Office Mojo reports New Line Pictures has set the movie to open on June 15, 2012, opposite the Adam Sandler comedy I Hate You, Dad.
Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Darren Lemke, and Mark Bonback, Jack the Giant Killer is a retelling of the "Jack and the Beanstalk" fairy tale that sees a young farmer named, appropriately, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) who leads a rescue attempt to save a princess (Eleanor Tomlinson, who won the role over Adelaide Kane earlier this month) that has been kidnapped by a giant. Bill Nighy, and John Kassir play the two-headed leader of the giants, Stanley Tucci plays the king's villainous adviser, and Ewan McGregor was cast last month as the leader of the king's guard. AS for who will play the king, that was also answered this week.
THR reported earlier this week that Ian McShane, fresh from portraying the pirate Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, will play King Brahmwell, who disapproves of his daughter's romance with the young farmer. Posted 03.25.11 by Ryan