Bryan Singer's JACK THE GIANT KILLER Gets a New Title & Release Date
Published: October 18, 2012 - 5:12am
The upcoming fairy tale adaption from Warner Brothers and acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer stars Nicholas Hoult in the title role alongside Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Eleanor Tomlinson.
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.
Originally scheduled for theatrical release on June 15th, 2012, several months ago Warner Bros had moved Jack the Giant Killer to March 22nd, 2013. Now word has come from the studio that the film will be released several weeks earlier on March 1st, 2013 -- taking the slot recently vacated by Sony's Elysium -- and retitled Jack The Giant Slayer. No reasoning was given for the name change, though it was likely made to help market the film to younger audiences.
Jack The Giant Slayer stars Nicholas Hoult in the title role; Eleanor Tomlinson as Princess Isabelle; Stanley Tucci (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Julie & Julia”) as the deceitful Lord Roderick; Ian McShane (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” HBO’s “Deadwood”) as the besieged King Brahmwell; Bill Nighy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) as the giants’ leader General Fallon; and Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars,” “The Ghost Writer”) as palace guard Elmont.
Bryan Singer directs from a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney, story by Darren Lemke & David Dobkin. The film is produced by Neal Moritz, David Dobkin, Bryan Singer and Patrick McCormick and scheduled for theatrical release