Jack Beanstalk

Disney Animation had no problem announcing new projects earlier this month at the D23 Expo. Besides showing footage from multiple movies that’ll be out in 2014 and 2015, they also revealed their 2016 film, Zootopia. They’re certainly working on films beyond that too, and one that could be among them is tentatively called Giants.

Giants is reportedly influenced by the world of Jack and the Beanstalk in the same way Tangled was influenced by Rapunzel and Frozen will be related to The Snow Queen. Director Nathan Greno (Tangled) is at the helm and the film is very early in the development stage. So early in fact, there’s no guarantee Giants ever hits the big screen.

Below, read some details on how Disney might make Jack and the Beanstalk their own.

Bleeding Cool reported all the info on the Giants. Disney had no official comment.

Some quick bullet points:

  • The film is reportedly going for the same visual style as Tangled and Frozen.
  • While there will be human characters, such as Jack and his love interest, a tight-knit family of giants are the main characters.

And here’s some info on the plot:

In this story, the Storm Giants have made a pact with the humans. If the humans work for them and give them a percentage of their harvest and livestock, they’ll return the favour by keeping danger and threats at bay. At first, it must have been appealing to have a Giant agree to fight your corner, but the people aren’t getting enough for themselves now. Faustus’ name is seeming to be a touch ironic.

And this is where we find ourselves at the beginning. As you might expect, there’s then a journey up to where the Giants live and some terrible conflict between the humans and the Storm Giants. There’s a lot of sneaking about and gruesome recipes and all that good stuff you’re used to from fairy tales about ogres and their ilk.

But what you may not expect is how Jack ends up befriending one of the Storm Giants – and this is what sews the beans, if you will, for the adventure, and the big changes it brings about.

Thanks again to Bleeding Cool for the above info. They have even more on their site.

Walt Disney Animation has films dated through 2018 but there’s no guarantee Giants will be one of them. (Remember Newt?) If it is though, don’t expect it until 2017 at the very earliest.

What do you think about this potential film?

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