Trailer: Jack the Giant Slayer

Trailer: Jack the Giant Slayer

Trailer: Jack the Giant Slayer

Formerly titled “Jack the Giant Killer”, the Warner Bros and New Line Cinema 3D fantasy/adventure flick “Jack the Giant Slayer” just released a new trailer.  It’s been a little under a year since the first trailer released.  The length of time between the two trailers is due to the push back of the openning of the film, which is now set for March 2013, but was originally set to release in June 2012.  IMDB sums up the plot like so, “A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.”

I’m excited for a few reasons (Ewen McGregor, bad puns, and fantasy/adventure).  I’m doubtful that the movie will be life-changing, but I’m looking forward to it.  Other actors in the film include Nicholas Hoult (Beast in X-men: First Class and Warm Bodies star), Eleanor Tomlinson (The Illusionist and Alice in Wonderland), Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan, Bill Nighy and John Kassir.  It’s written by Darren Lemke and directed by Bryan Singer (of Usual Suspects and X-men).  The film release was supposedly pushed back in order to not compete with Dark Knight and to have more time to work on the special effects.  The special effects didn’t look noticeably bad to me from this trailer, so fingers crossed they will be good.

This film was filmed all over the UK, which I find very appropriate, being that royalty and castles still exist there.  If I was going to believe a “holy bean” could bring me to a magical place, I’d definitely believe it happened there before I’d buy that it happened here.

Question: Do you think this movie will be a giant success? (lol) Why or why not?