Jack The Giant Killer Gets A New Title, Release Moves Up Two Weeks

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-10-17 18:22:22discussion comments
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Jack The Giant Killer, the new movie from director Bryan Singer, feels like the film that time forgot. You may remember a time last December when Warner Bros. premiered the first trailer for the movie in advance of a June 15, 2012 release date, but obviously that never came to pass. In January the studio pushed the film back all the way to March 22, 2013. It's been a long wait for those who want to see the fairy tale retelling, but today comes good news: it's coming a bit earlier.

With Sony moving Neill Blomkamp's Elysium to August, Warner Bros. has decided to bump up Jack The Giant Killer to March 1, 2013. What's more, apparently the film has a new title, and, according to Box Office Mojo, will hence forth be known as Jack the Giant Slayer. While it was originally going to compete against the Tom Hanks Somali pirate drama Captain Phillips and the animated caveman movie The Croods, the Singer film will now instead square off with the Miles Teller comedy 21 and Over and the horror story Stoker (the latter will be in limited release).

Based on a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Christopher McQuarrie, Jack The Giant Slayer is set in a fairy tale world where there has existed a peace between men and giants. But when that bond is broken, a boy named Jack (Nicholas Hoult) leads a group to rescue a kidnapped princess (Eleanor Tomlinson). The terrific supporting cast includes Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Warwick Davis.
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