Warner Bros. has unveiled our first look at Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer in the form of a teaser trailer. Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) leads the film as a young farmer called Jack who has to rescue a princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) who is kidnapped by giants.
From the trailer it’s clear Singer has stuck with the main beats from the Jack and the Beanstalk folktale people are familiar with, but with added elements. There are some epic looking battles teased and great landscape shots, but nothing to get too excited about at the moment.
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) wrote the script, and Warner Bros. will release the film June 2012.