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A familiar tale gets hardcore in this new trailer for Jack the Giant Killer

12.15.2011by:

This is what Hank McCoy was doing before he joined the X-Men.

No, no it isn't. Actually it's a more hardcore version of Jack and the Beanstalk. When you were little, you probably got the Nick Jr. version-- the one in which the giant didn't actually smell the blood of the englishmen then eat them.

In this trailer for JACK THE GIANT KILLER, Nicholas Hoult has to man up and take on the giant. If all goes well, then he might get to make out with a princess. The film was directed by Bryan Singer and the cast includes Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Ewan McGregor.

Check out the trailer debut and the poster below.

Synopsis: "Jack the Giant Killer" tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittinglyopens 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.

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Extra Tidbit: There was also another film version made in 1962. The Rifftrax guys (also of MST3K) put their magic on it.
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4:43PM on 12/16/2011
Looks like a decent fantasy/adventure movie I could enjoy, not great but good
Looks like a decent fantasy/adventure movie I could enjoy, not great but good
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11:08AM on 12/16/2011
That looks a whole lot better than most other fairytale re-imaginings, nicely done time period. Should be a lot more re-watchable than something like Expendables,"Skellington". Might they have gotten a clue from Trollhunter in the giant's looks?
That looks a whole lot better than most other fairytale re-imaginings, nicely done time period. Should be a lot more re-watchable than something like Expendables,"Skellington". Might they have gotten a clue from Trollhunter in the giant's looks?
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9:30AM on 12/16/2011

fun at the theater

This looks like it could be a great time at the theater, which is sadly missing these days. Also Skellington the commentor, Iím am not a ď13 year old fudge-packerĒ (as you so amazingly put it), Iím a 35 year old FUDGE PACKER and Iíll go see JAck the Giant Killer. Iíd suggest keeping your slurs off a movie sight.
This looks like it could be a great time at the theater, which is sadly missing these days. Also Skellington the commentor, Iím am not a ď13 year old fudge-packerĒ (as you so amazingly put it), Iím a 35 year old FUDGE PACKER and Iíll go see JAck the Giant Killer. Iíd suggest keeping your slurs off a movie sight.
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9:21AM on 12/16/2011
looks solid but i was hopin for a gritty R rated version of this tale. and by the looks of the trailer its definitely pg 13
looks solid but i was hopin for a gritty R rated version of this tale. and by the looks of the trailer its definitely pg 13
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8:32AM on 12/16/2011
Not going to out-fantasy The Hobbit I'm afraid, but still looks quite good. I would see this and Snow White and the Huntsman back to back.
Not going to out-fantasy The Hobbit I'm afraid, but still looks quite good. I would see this and Snow White and the Huntsman back to back.
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7:36AM on 12/16/2011
Should be fun in IMAX. With so many good movies coming next summer I'd say this is solid at best. I might be surprised though.
Should be fun in IMAX. With so many good movies coming next summer I'd say this is solid at best. I might be surprised though.
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5:59AM on 12/16/2011
Dont get the beans wet... and dont feed them after midnight.
Dont get the beans wet... and dont feed them after midnight.
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5:35AM on 12/16/2011
the movie looks good, but that poster is really horrible...
the movie looks good, but that poster is really horrible...
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5:06AM on 12/16/2011
Couldn't say I was looking for to this but now I most definitely can.
Looks very good. Don't be daft everyone.
Couldn't say I was looking for to this but now I most definitely can.
Looks very good. Don't be daft everyone.
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5:00AM on 12/16/2011

Rifftrax, anyone?

Be right there...
Be right there...
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3:53AM on 12/16/2011
What saddens me is that more people want to see Expandables 2 than this. I didn't think that site was filled with 13-year-old fudge-packer. Thumb me down if you are one of them.
What saddens me is that more people want to see Expandables 2 than this. I didn't think that site was filled with 13-year-old fudge-packer. Thumb me down if you are one of them.
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1:04AM on 12/16/2011
What the hell is with that poster? It looks just like the land of the lost poster and lord knows if I was a movie company I would not want to be confused for that shit.
What the hell is with that poster? It looks just like the land of the lost poster and lord knows if I was a movie company I would not want to be confused for that shit.
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11:53PM on 12/15/2011
I was ready to watch the trailer, until I got to the part of the article where it says the movie was directed by Bryan Singer. The guy directs more garbage than a landfill manager.
I was ready to watch the trailer, until I got to the part of the article where it says the movie was directed by Bryan Singer. The guy directs more garbage than a landfill manager.
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4:49AM on 12/16/2011
I really hope you mean Brett Ratner, if not then oh well, everyone has their own opinions, to each his own
I really hope you mean Brett Ratner, if not then oh well, everyone has their own opinions, to each his own
5:03AM on 12/16/2011
@McameronM: Xmen 1 and 2 are beyond dull, Superman Returns was an insipid affair, and The Usual Suspects was unwatchable. In case anyone is wondering, I'm not one of those people who likes his movies dumbed down like Transformers. Bryan Singer's movies are just really poorly put together. The actors and stories he works with are good/good enough, but he has a strange way of pissing on everything.
@McameronM: Xmen 1 and 2 are beyond dull, Superman Returns was an insipid affair, and The Usual Suspects was unwatchable. In case anyone is wondering, I'm not one of those people who likes his movies dumbed down like Transformers. Bryan Singer's movies are just really poorly put together. The actors and stories he works with are good/good enough, but he has a strange way of pissing on everything.
11:03PM on 12/15/2011

Hmmm....

Looks cool but a bit early to really tell.
Looks cool but a bit early to really tell.
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10:34PM on 12/15/2011
Burning trees being lobbed into a castle looked pretty cool, the rest seemed underwhelming. That poster is completer rubbish.
Burning trees being lobbed into a castle looked pretty cool, the rest seemed underwhelming. That poster is completer rubbish.
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9:51PM on 12/15/2011
This trailer looks great and I know Singer can make an excellent movie, I'm all in this summer for this film!
This trailer looks great and I know Singer can make an excellent movie, I'm all in this summer for this film!
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9:51PM on 12/15/2011
Jack and the bean stock and Jack the gaint killer is pretty much different titles for the same story..depending which version you read. This was one of my fav fairytales when I was a kid so I think I got a soft spot for this flick now. It looks very generic but it looks fun. I wont watch it in theaters but I'll probably rent it.
Jack and the bean stock and Jack the gaint killer is pretty much different titles for the same story..depending which version you read. This was one of my fav fairytales when I was a kid so I think I got a soft spot for this flick now. It looks very generic but it looks fun. I wont watch it in theaters but I'll probably rent it.
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9:49PM on 12/15/2011

That poster is horrible

reminds me of Land of the Lost.

As for the trailer? meh. very meh. looks like a flop
reminds me of Land of the Lost.

As for the trailer? meh. very meh. looks like a flop
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9:29PM on 12/15/2011
All I could think of is that somewhere out there, Jack of Fables is laughing in a casino full of strippers, getting immortal now that he finally got his movie deal
All I could think of is that somewhere out there, Jack of Fables is laughing in a casino full of strippers, getting immortal now that he finally got his movie deal
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12:17AM on 12/16/2011
Yes.
Yes.
9:24PM on 12/15/2011
I WANT PENDRAGON!!! This looks like Jack and the beanstalk, not Jack the Giant Killer.
I WANT PENDRAGON!!! This looks like Jack and the beanstalk, not Jack the Giant Killer.
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9:14PM on 12/15/2011
Trolljegeren is better.
Trolljegeren is better.
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