Previously titled Jack the Giant Killer, the film sees Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, Warm Bodies) take the lead as the heroic young Jack.
We’ve recently been treated to a new banner and a set of posters for the giants, and now Warner Bros. have released the first TV spot for the film. And as you can imagine from the title, there’s plenty of action to be found in Jack the Giant Slayer.
“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.”
Hoult is joined by an impressive cast, headed up by Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, John Kassir, Ewen Bremner, and Eddie Marsan.
Singer (X-Men) is directing from a script written by Dan Studney (Reefer Madness), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), and Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects).
We’ve not seen Singer behind the camera in quite a few years, with his most recent film being 2008’s Tom Cruise-led, Valkyrie. With X-Men: Days of Future Past next on the slate for the director, Jack the Giant Slayer looks to be a return to epic blockbuster scope from the brilliant director.
Jack the Giant Slayer will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 1st March in the US, with its UK release date set slightly later on 22nd March. For now, here’s the first TV spot to get you in the mood.