One potential blockbuster that’s been on radio silence is Jack the Giant Killer, Bryan Singer‘s take on the classic tale of sprouting beans and extremely large cretins. I can’t think of a single production photo, footage impression, or comment from a cast member that could give us some insight into what might be in store. But, with production completed and a summer release date looming large (sorry), it’s time to kick things into gear.
And the first trailer, coming from Apple, is a plenty serviceable way of selling a movie that, in all honesty, I didn’t have any investment in beforehand. Singer‘s been shaky since X-Men 2; no one wants another reboot; no one wants another dark version of an old story; and the story being used here isn’t even that great. But I have to say that the footage makes it look like an entertaining blockbuster, and the cast is nothing to sneeze at, either. Some of the effects are a little hokey; that might be intentional, or it might be the result of unfinished CG work. The latter possibility, in one way or another, might not be a completely undesirable option.
Watch the trailer below:
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Ewan McGregor, Jack the Giant Killer opens on June 15th.
What do you make of this trailer? Does it sell you on the film?
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