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Watch Trailer for Bryan Singer’s Epic Jack the Giant Killer

Warner Bros. has released the teaser trailer for Jack the Giant Killer, the 3D fantasy adventure from director Bryan Singer. If you weren’t sold on the idea of a reimagining of the fairy tale — even with a cast that includes Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor — this teaser may go a long way to convince you. And if you’re a fan of X-Men: First Class actor Nicholas Hoult, it gives you plenty of him, too.

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.

Watch the trailer below or in HD at Apple. Written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney, Jack the Giant Killer also stars Stanley Tucci and Eleanor Tomlinson. It opens June 15.


  • AdamH12110

    Jack and the Beanstalk is my favorite folk tale.  I’m not sure about this, though.  However, the problem may be that I’ve told the story before and am pretty convinced that I told it better.

  • Coryjameson

    I don’t know. This and Snow White and the Huntsman seem to be creatively shallow. There really isn’t a sense of the fantastic in either of the films. 

  • Coryjameson

    It feels like, “we’ve been here before”. There isn’t anything creative done with the fairy tale premise of either of the films. 

    They’re just boring

  • AdamH12110

    One of the problems I have is the attempt to make fairy tales “epic”.  However, that might just be because of my own tastes.  I started to turn away from epic fantasy because I realised that they all essentially were just war stories.  From them, I turned to folk and fairy tales for my fantasy fix, which in turn led me to storytelling as a hobby.  One of the nice things about the old folk tales is that even with their fantastical set pieces and all, they were usually smaller in scope with just a few characters to keep track of and no grand, epic battles that the fate of whole worlds were pinned on.  They were just about one or two people and their journey from a troubled life to a happy one. 

  • Adamcoryjameson

    It feels like Jack and the Beanstalk is my favorite folktale. I don’t know. I’m not sure about this sense of the fantastic in either of the films.  However, the problem this and Snow White and the Huntsman seem to be creatively shallow. Maybe that I’ve told the story before and am pretty convinced that they’re just boring. I told it better.

  • Jimbo

    Haha. Funny how they put ‘director of X-men’ even though Superman returns was 
    1) more recent
    2) also from warner brothers
    I am pleased with the implicit admission that superman returns sucked and could easily harm a career… 

  • Anonymous

    Pass. Also three writers on a screenplay is almost never a good sign.

  • A. Holland

    Wow, this looks absolutely awful. 

  • Rob

    If I remember my fables and fairy tales correctly, wasn’t “Jack the Giant Killer” a separate and  unrelated story from “Jack and the Beanstalk?” Both had giants and a guy named Jack, but otherwise they were different. So why take the title from one to tell the other story?

  • Lord Prong

    Cory Jameson and AdamH12110 are apparently the same person? Who’da thunk it?  This explains how only one person ever “likes” Cory’s comments.  It’s him.

    This is very, very sad, and a little pathetic.  Go Cory!!!!

  • Lord Prong

    I’d say they put X-Men down for the sole reason that X-Men: First Class was recently released on DVD/ Bluray and is fresh on everyone’s mind.  Singer also directed the later Valkyrie and that made quite a bit of dosh and was critically acclaimed as well.  X-Men 2 also came out after X-Men so your logic is flawed anyway…

    Superman Returns, for all it’s flaws, still generated more box office than Batman Begins.  Think about that…