'Jack the Giant Killer' begins filming
Published May 28 2011, 16:44 BST | By Tom Ayres Bryan Singer
's fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Killer
has begun filming in London.Coming Soon
reports that the New Line Cinema
and Legendary Pictures project commenced principal photography earlier this week.
Singer's film offers an alternative take on the classic fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk
, instead following a young farmhand who unwittingly opens a doorway to another world causing a war between humans and a race of giants.
The film casts former Skins star Nicholas Hoult
as the titular character Jack, opposite the likes of Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ian McShane and Ewan McGregor
Hoult recently worked with the director on X-Men: First Class
, on which Singer served as a producer.Jack the Giant Killer
is expected to launch in cinemas on June 15, 2012.