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Jack the Giant Killer becomes Jack the Giant Slayer and grabs a new release date

Oct. 18, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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JACK THE GIANT KILLER.  Remember that movie? Directed by Bryan Singer? Starring Nicholas Hoult (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, A SINGLE MAN), Ian McShane, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, and Bill Nighy as the main giant? Repeatedly delayed? Already has a trailer (see below) and everything?

Well it's still coming, only now the title and release date have slightly changed.  JACK THE GIANT KILLER has now, for reasons unknown, changed its name to JACK THE GIANT SLAYER.  Maybe "slay" has more of a fantasy conotation? Maybe some strange sort of political correct concerns are at play? Maybe they're hoping to re-start the marketing drive after months of the movie languishing in the Bog of Forgotten But Still Eventually Releasing movies?

Also for reasons unknown, the release date has once again been shifted (though much less drastically this time 'round) - instead of arriving on March 22nd, 2013, JACK THE GIANT SLAYER will now be found in cinemas on March 1st, 2013.  You can catch it in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D formats.

Plot recap: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER "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."

Extra Tidbit: Do you know what's also releasing on March 1st, 2013? STOKER.
Source: Coming Soon

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6:26PM on 10/18/2012
It doesn't look that bad. Also, is it just me or does this kid have a hint of autism on his face?
It doesn't look that bad. Also, is it just me or does this kid have a hint of autism on his face?
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11:53AM on 10/18/2012
What happened to Bryan Singer? Was Superman Returns that bad?
What happened to Bryan Singer? Was Superman Returns that bad?
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2:58PM on 10/18/2012
No but Valkyrie was.
No but Valkyrie was.
5:06PM on 10/18/2012
A Tom Cruise Nazi movie at Christmas doesn't sell. Touche.
A Tom Cruise Nazi movie at Christmas doesn't sell. Touche.
11:37AM on 10/18/2012
I don't know. Might be good. Hoult has a pretty dopey expression on his face the whole time. And could that title at the end look any more like the one from Land of the Lost?
I don't know. Might be good. Hoult has a pretty dopey expression on his face the whole time. And could that title at the end look any more like the one from Land of the Lost?
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10:52AM on 10/18/2012

Poor Guy

Hoult's movies keep getting delayed, that twilight zombie movie where he plays a zombie that falls in love was supposed to come out last August. The first time I saw the trailer it didn't really excite me, I just have this feeling this movie will be a disappointment quality and box office wise.
Hoult's movies keep getting delayed, that twilight zombie movie where he plays a zombie that falls in love was supposed to come out last August. The first time I saw the trailer it didn't really excite me, I just have this feeling this movie will be a disappointment quality and box office wise.
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9:59AM on 10/18/2012
"Also for reasons unknown, the release date has once again been shifted..." reasons unknown?? just look at the schedule! March 22nd has a big animated movie to compete with, and one week after comes GIJOE. March 1st is empty since Elysium moves. Its the right choise. And I wants to see Jack!
"Also for reasons unknown, the release date has once again been shifted..." reasons unknown?? just look at the schedule! March 22nd has a big animated movie to compete with, and one week after comes GIJOE. March 1st is empty since Elysium moves. Its the right choise. And I wants to see Jack!
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11:41AM on 10/18/2012
Good point - thanks Roger Smith!
Good point - thanks Roger Smith!
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