Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer is now filming in London, with Warner Bros. aiming to release the film June 15, 2012. We’ve known for a while that Eleanor Tomlinson plays a princess who is kidnapped, and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) plays a young farmer called Jack who has to rescue her.
Now, to mark the start of production, Warner Bros. have provided more details on the plot in the form of a press release.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Jack the Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that 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, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, 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.
Ian McShane will play King Brahmwell, “who is none too thrilled about a union between his daughter and a farmer boy.” Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones) is playing a villain who is “an advisor to the king with designs on usurping power” while Bill Nighy will play a two-headed giant called Fallon. Nighy will play the big head while voice actor John Kassir will play the small one. Ewan McGregor will play the leader of the king’s elite guard who helps the fight against the giants.
Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, The Wolverine) has written the script, and Singer will also shoot parts of the movie in Iceland.