Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Watch: Bryan Singer Plants Some Beans, Grows Trailer For 'Jack The Giant Killer'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 15, 2011 at 10:44PM

Well, you can't say that Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Killer" isn't delivering what the title implies. Yes, it's a movie based on the classic fairy tale, for better or worse, and this first trailer promises a movie somewhere between the ridiculounsness of "Mirror Mirror" and the awesomeness of "Snow White and the Huntsmen."
12
"Jack the Giant Killer"
"Jack the Giant Killer"

Well, you can't say that Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Killer" isn't delivering what the title implies. Yes, it's a movie based on the classic fairy tale, for better or worse, and this first trailer promises a movie somewhere between the ridiculounsness of "Mirror Mirror" and the awesomeness of "Snow White and the Huntsmen."

The first half of the spot is easily the worst and immediately put us on guard. All the preamble to Jack (played by Nicholas Hoult) getting the beans and growing them plays like a movie for eight-year-old kids, but after that? Well, that kingdom in the sky is actually pretty impressive, with the size and scope that actually is a lot more than what we envisioned, and with a genuine sense of danger. Once Jack gets to the top to find and rescue Isabella (Eleanor Tomlinson), shit gets very real. Beasts and yes, giants abound but the some of the big surprises are kept hidden for now, particularly that of the two-headed king of giants played by Bill Nighy and John Kassar. And oh yeah, Ewan McGregor is in this too but it seems his role is minimal (or again, still waiting for more to be unveiled). And yes folks, that does seem to be a wink to the water in the glass/jeep scene in "Jurassic Park."

So, cautious optimism here. "Jack the Giant Killer" will stomp into theaters in 3D on June 15, 2012. Watch below. [Apple]

This article is related to: Jack The Giant Slayer


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates