(Written for BritScene)
Warner Bros. have released the first trailer for Bryan Singer’s take on the children’s fairytale, Jack And The Beanstalk, today, and a new poster was quick to follow.
Jack The Giant Killer follows the classic story of a boy named Jack (Nicholas Hoult) who swaps his cow for a handful of magical beans, consequently opening up the gate between the world of humans with the world of the giants when the beans grow into a ginormous beanstalk. Of course, like the many other fairytale re-imaginings that are being released and filmed at the minute, there is a darker, more adult twist for the film, as Jack is forced to go on a mission to rescue Princess Isabelle (Eleanor Tomlinson).
Playing the main role of Jack, Hoult has had many smaller roles in films over the years, including X-Men: First Class, A Single Man and Clash of the Titans, and is also well-known for playing Tony Stonem in the first two UK series of Skins. His character in Jack The Giant Killer, however, will be the British actor’s first lead role in a film role since starring alongside Hugh Grant in About A Boy when he was only 13.
The trailer is a little vague on details, so it’s hard to tell what the tone of the film will be, but it does actually look like this could be one of the better re-invented fairytales, along with Rupert Sanders‘ Snow White and The Huntsman which is also going to be released this year.
The cast for Jack The Giant Killer also includes Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Eleanor Tomlinson and Eddie Marsan, and is set to be released on 15th June, 2012. Here is the new trailer and poster: