MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ directed by Bryan Singer starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor is an action-adventure fantasy film, inspired by the classic fairy tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.
The fairy tale follows Jack, a poor farmer, who accidentally sows magic bean seeds which grow into a gigantic beanstalk, in his back-yard. Jack climbs up the stalk and finds a giant castle, where there lives a ruthless giant. He steals the giant’s riches, i.e. a hen that lays golden eggs and a harp which plays on its own, and uproots the beanstalk to kill the giant.
The plot of ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ takes off from there: Jack accidentally opens a gateway to the world of Giants, and an ancient war restarts. Jack is forced into a fight to not only save his own life, but that of those in the kingdom and the princess.
The promo promises a film full of romance, action, and giants (of course!). The power packed trailer ends with fantastic visual effects of a mob of giants running behind 6 men on horses.
Director Bryan Singer whose last film ‘X-Men: First Class’ was a massive success and is currently busy with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ says, “I grew up reading the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Fairy tales are often born of sociopolitical commentary and translated into stories for children. But what if they were based on something that really happened?”
‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ is set to release in India on March 1, 2013.