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Brian Singer (of “Superman Returns” and “Valkyrie”) has signed to direct “Jack the Giant Killer,” a fantasy adventure film.
The story was written by Mark Bomback (of “Live Free or Die Hard”) and Darren Lemke based on the classic fairy tale of the same name, which was written in 1890 by Joseph Jacobs. He also wrote “Jack in the Beanstalk” that same year. Many films have been made of “Jack the Giant Killer” – the last being in 1962.
The story is about the long-standing peace between men and giants being threatened when a princess is kidnapped. A young farmer leads a dangerous quest to the giant’s kingdom in an attempt to rescue her.
The film re-teams Singer with New Line Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the team from “Superman Returns.” According to reports, the movie is being fast-tracked by the studio and likely will be Singer’s next job following his rest/break after “Valkyrie.”
Singer apparently is ready to get back to work after his break — he also has signed on for two other movie remakes: “Battlestar Glalactica” for Universal, and “Excalibur” for Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures.
Neal Moritz and David Dobkin are producing. No word yet as to possible casting.
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