Sunday, June 5, 2011

Director Bryan Singer Talks Jack the Giant Killer

John experienced a minor miracle this weekend and I actually went to a movie with him. It was X-Men: First Class and it made me not think about mermaids and other assorted fairy tales for at least three hours so it was a success. It also got me thinking about Singer's upcoming Jack the Giant Killer. I wasn't as enthused before but when Singer is at his best, it's really entertaining.

I'm really eager for the first imagery, too.

From Director Bryan Singer Talks Jack the Giant Killer:

While the title implies that the movie will have action and giant-killing, Singer says the movie also includes a love story about Jack (Nicholas Hoult from X-Men: First Class, which Singer produced) and a princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) that he must save from the giants he accidentally allows into the universe.
It's the first time in one of my films that there's a romance that's not fraught with a love triangle. The simpleness of this romance is my cure for all the love triangles that permeated the X-Men.
While the movie is based on fairy tales, Singer thinks that Giant Killer will be about the "nature of storytelling" as well.
I think this takes it a step further — it's all about the nature of storytelling. The tale is told by certain characters, and then it gets retold. It shows you can't separate the story from the way it's told.
Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Darren Lemke, and Mark Bomback, Jack the Giant Killer stars Ewan McGregor as palace guard Elmont, Bill Nighy and John Kassir as the two-headed leader of the giants, Ian McShane as King Brahmwell, and Stanley Tucci as the Brahmwell's villainous adviser Lord Roderick.

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