The new trailer for Bryan Singer’s take on the Jack and the Beanstalk/Jack the Giant Killer fairy tales, Jack the Giant Slayer (yes, the title was changed from Jack the Giant Killer), is out, and it certainly is different. (I’ve always been partial to the Bugs Bunny version, myself). The basic premise is that Jack accidentally opens a gateway to another world where giants rule, and he ultimately has to rescue a princess and, um, slay giants. I guess the title gives that away. It’s got giants, definitely. And a cat. And some humor, and a beanstalk, and flying, flaming trees and Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor and Ian McShane and Bill Nighy (he’s the larger of the two heads) and Nicholas Hoult from X-Men: First Class (and Skins) in the lead and Eleanor Tomlinson, who did a couple of episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, as the princess. I’m not sure what the overall tone of this one will be, since you get a couple of goofy moments amidst serious action.
March 1st (yet another new date, this one a few weeks earlier than previously set but still several months after the original target). As always, we ask: You in?
Note: It’s a Legendary Pictures movie, and when that happens, we always note that Nerdist Industries is owned by Legendary Pictures and that we’re editorially independent. And we are. So, yeah.