Bryan Singer (X-Men) returns us to blockbuster territory next month with the release of Jack the Giant Slayer. Giving us an epic big screen take on the classic beanstalk fairy tale, the film promises to be packed with action, and we’re looking forward to its arrival.
Following the title change (from Jack the Giant Killer), we saw the first official trailer launched late last year. And with just under a month to go before it hits the US, Apple have released a great new full-length trailer, following on from the first clip and trailer preview we saw earlier.
“An ancient war 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 (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and 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.”
Rising young star Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, Warm Bodies) is front and centre here as the titular Jack. And he’s joined by an impressive cast, headed up by Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, John Kassir, Ewen Bremner, and Eddie Marsan.
Singer is directing from a script written by Dan Studney (Reefer Madness), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), and Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects).
Jack the Giant Slayer will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 1st March in the US, so the countdown is very much on. Its UK release date is a little further back, set for 22nd March, but it looks like it should be worth the wait. For now, here’s the great new trailer to give you a taste of what to expect.