‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ Trailer and Clips

Bryan Singer‘s return to the X-Men franchise is interesting, especially after First Class proved that there is a hell of a lot of life left in the screen versions of the many mutant characters. But before Singer’s Days of Future Past hits, we’ll see Jack the Giant Slayer. And how does that film look at this point? Well, put it this way: if Singer didn’t have the resume he does, there would be a lot of people worried about Days of Future Past.

This is the latest trailer for Jack, and it shows off a lot of new footage. (Two clips below also expand a couple scenes.) And this definitely looks a bit better than it did when we originally saw a trailer over a year ago, before the movie was pushed back several months. But does it look like the movie you’d hope to see, with Singer tackling the old fairy tale of a young guy who fights giants?

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Bryan Singer‘s Jack the Giant Slayer (retitled from Jack the Giant Killer) may have been delayed by quite a while, and the subject of some suspicion via a vis the efficacy of the film’s visual effects. But with the film pushed to March 1, there’s a lot more time to make those effects work, and hopefully the not so hot stuff we saw in the first trailer will be improved thanks to the extra time allotted for post-production.

Singer tweeted two photos from mixing sessions for the new trailer that will debut in about a month, and one of them gives us a good look at the face of the giant that Jack (Nicholas Hoult) is facing. Check them out below. Read More »

Briefly: With Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium moving back a few months from a previously annoucned March 2013 release date, the long delayed Bryan Singer film, Jack the Giant Slayer, is jumping on the opening. Previously schedueld for release on March 22, it’ll now be released March 1 and yes, the new title is “Jack the Giant Slayer,” as opposed to “Killer.” The film is reportedly more family friendly than the world “Killer” suggests.

Jack the Giant Slayer is an adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. Watch the trailer here. Thanks to THR.

There’s a lot going on at Warner Bros. right now. The studio has been looking closely at some planned tentpole films and deciding that they’re not quite where execs want to put their money after all. So Akira has been put on hold, and David Dobkin‘s Arthur & Lancelot, which always seemed like a strange project to begin with, has taken a step even further towards the back burner.

Meanwhile, the Bryan Singer movie Jack the Giant Killer, which debuted with a trailer that I think didn’t quite wow people in the way that Warners hoped, has been pushed several months to 2013. Details below. Read More »

Bryan Singer’s ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ Trailer

Warner Bros has released the first movie trailer for Bryan Singer‘s Jack the Giant Killer (which you can see in theaters attached to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in theaters this week). The film is an adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. The trailer is a bit underwhelming, and the effects look very early, at best. I’m still excited about what this film could be, as the dark fairytale genre is very promising. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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As many of us watch Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy, aka, The Beast, in X-Men First Class this weekend, the actor himself is off in London shooting his next film with Bryan Singer, X-Men’s producer. Hoult is the star of Jack the Giant Killer, a 3D fantasy fairy-tale loosely inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk and Singer’s first directorial effort since 2008’s Valkyrie. Singer recently spoke to the Los Angeles Times about how this film, scheduled for release next year, is a wholly new experience for him. Read More »

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Bryan Singer hasn’t made a movie since the 2008 film Valkyrie, but he’s finally rolling now on Jack the Giant Killer. The film stars Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man, X-Men: First Class) as the title character, and features support from Eleanor Tomlinson as a kidnapped princess and Ewan McGregor, Eddie Marsan, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, and Bill Nighy as a variety of characters in the film’s fantasy/medieval world.

Now the first spy set photos are online, and they show Ewan McGregor and Eddie Marsan in costume as members of the King’s elite guard. These costumes should give you an idea of what Bryan Singer is going for with the film’s overall look; check out pics after the break. Read More »

Bryan Singer is pulling the final pieces into place for his ‘adult fairy tale’ Jack the Giant Killer. He’s got Nicholas Hoult playing the title character and Eleanor Tomlinson as the princess Jack hopes to rescue. And now Ian McShane is in the cast as a king in the human realm. Read More »

If you’re going to make a movie about a young man fighting giants, he’s got to have a pretty good reason to do so. Enter Eleanor Tomlinson. She’s just been cast as Isabella, the princess that Nicholas Hoult‘s Jack will fight for in Bryan Singer‘s upcoming big budget, 3D re-imagining of Jack and the Beanstalk called Jack the Giant Killer. This will be Tomlinson’s biggest role to date, though in the past she’s played small parts in The Illusionist and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Read more after the break. Read More »

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One of the biggest films currently casting, not based on a comic book, is Bryan Singer‘s 3D action epic Jack the Giant Killer. We already knew that Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy) is set to star as the title character in this adult retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk and that he’ll go up against giants, of course, as well as an evil king played by Stanley Tucci. The latest addition to the cast, which also includes Bill Nighy, is Ewan McGregor who’ll most likely play the King’s head of security. Jack the Giant Killer will begin shooting in March. Read more after the jump. Read More »