Rising young star Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class, Warm Bodies) is front and centre here. And after seeing Warm Bodies top the US box office over the weekend with just shy of $20m., he’s set for a repeat performance with Jack the Giant Slayer at the start of next month, likely with much bigger numbers.
“An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend… and gets the chance to become a legend himself.”
Hoult is joined by an impressive cast, headed up by Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, John Kassir, Ewen Bremner, and Eddie Marsan.
Singer (X-Men) is directing from a script written by Dan Studney (Reefer Madness), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), and Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects).
Jack the Giant Slayer will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 1st March in the US. Its UK release date is coming a little later on 22nd March, but it looks like it should be worth the wait. For now, here’s the latest TV spot to get you in the mood.