Bryan Singer originally planned to shoot his modern day fairy tale Jack the Giant Killer in July (it was the reason he had to drop out of directing X-Men: First Class), however Heat Vision are reporting that its start date has now been pushed back to February 2011.
Apparently more time is needed to figure out visual effects, as there will be a lot of them. Singer is planning on previz-ing the movie from start to finish, and will use a process that will allow him to see the giants in-camera as the actors play opposite them.
…speaking of actors, Heat Vision also mentions that Singer has been meeting with a few up-and-comings to play Jack, the hero who must lead a dangerous expedition to the kingdom of giants in hope of rescuing a princess. Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) are two of the names mentioned. Earlier this week we heard that Garfield is also on the short list to play Spider-Man, so there must be something about him directors have taken a liking to.
Last month it was reported that Singer was using the Jack the Giant Killer castings to look for potential X-Men, as he is producing X-Men: First Class. One of the names mentioned about may end up in Matthew Vaughn movie if they don’t land the role of Jack.