Bleeding Cool recently discovered a message by director Bryan Singer (X2 and Superman Returns) on a web forum for the upcoming Red EPIC camera, and in the message he mentions that as well as shooting Jack the Giant Killer in 3D, he will also be doing something different with the lighting.
Here’s his full post:
I’m very much looking forward to using the EPIC Red for my next movie Jack the Giant Killer which will be shot in, what else, 3D. The camera’s incredibly compact size and extraordinary resolution are ideal for the 3D format.
But more importantly Jack the Giant Killer is my first movie set in a time before electricity. The EPIC’s extraordinary exposure latitude will allow me to more effectively explore the use of natural light.
Singer has always used Newton Thomas Sigel as his cinematographer so it will give him something else to work with.
In the movie a princess is kidnapped, threatening a long-standing peace between men and giants. A young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giants’ kingdom in hope of rescuing her. Kick-Ass actor Aaron Johnson and Nicholas Hoult who plays Beast in X-Men: First Class are the top contenders to play the farmer.
Filming on Jack the Giant Killer was originally set to begin this July, but they soon realized more time was needed to figure out the visual effects (as there will be a lot of them) so Warner Bros. pushed filming back to early 2011. In the meantime Singer had his regular writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, The Wolverine) re-work the script.