Monday, April 11, 2011

Bryan Singer Talks 'Jack The Giant Killer'

Speaking with Total Film, Bryan Singer talked a little of his upcoming remake of 'Jack The Giant Killer.'
“It’s a very traditional fairytale, probably the most traditional thing I’ve ever done,” says Singer. “But it’ll also be a fun twist on the notion of how these tales are told.

“Fairytales are often borne of socio-political commentary and translated into stories for children. But what if they were based on something that really happened?

"What if we look back at the story that inspired the story that you read to your kids? That’s kind of what this movie’s about.”

Singer says his film will combine elements of the original “ultraviolent” tale (which dates back to the 18th Century) with the influence of Ray Harryhausen and “a bit of good old Yellow Brick Road-style magic”.

He’ll also be making efforts to spook his family audience.

“There might be some scary moments,” he teases. “The giants do like to eat people… There’s a little of that. They’re giants, you know? It’s what they do!”
The film stars Nicholas Hoult as a farmboy who embarks on a mission to rescue a kidnapped princess from the clutches of giants. 'Jack The Giant Killer' will hit cinemas in summer 2012.

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