X-Men director Bryan Singer attached himself to a movie version of the classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" story back in 2009, though for a while there, it seemed like Singer was interested in leaping from his beanstalk onto another project: He was close to coming onboard Fox's X-Men: First Class as a director until Warner Bros. and New Line insisted he stay put. Perhaps it was for the best that Singer stuck with Jack the Giant Killer, though, as big-screen fairy tales have become big business since, with every producer in Hollywood trying to chase the runaway blockbuster success of Tim Burton's 2010 Alice in Wonderland. Still, Singer's magic-beans movie had kept an awfully low profile for a summer 2012 tentpole until today, when a new trailer for Jack (toplined by First Class co-star Nicholas Hoult) debuted online, selling the movie's big scope and even bigger magic vine. Take note, though: The largest, looming shadow cast on humble Jack isn't that of the giant in the movie but of the giant would-be blockbuster opening two weeks before it, fellow fairy tale Snow White and the Huntsman.
Most Viewed Stories
Kanye West Reportedly Sent Taylor Swift ‘Famous’ in Advance; She Did Not Give Her Approval, for Obvious Reasons
It Has Been a Very Long Time Since a Monologue Joke Bombed As Hard As the One Seth Meyers Tried Last Night
Making Sense of Kanye West’s Surreal The Life of Pablo Madison Square Garden Event
Martin Shkreli Calls Kanye West’s Work Inspirational, Offers to Buy The Life of Pablo for $10 Million
Game of Thrones Season 6 First-Look Photos Have Arrived
There’s Nothing Model About the Bloated, Buffoonish Zoolander 2
The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy
Grey’s Anatomy Recap: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Kanye Says It Was Taylor’s Idea to Call Herself a Bitch He Made Famous
Scandal Recap: The Rise of Mellivia
Latest News from VultureDeadpool is About to Make a Crazy Amount of Money
Like, potentially record-breaking crazy.Revisiting Zoolander’s Weird History With 9/11
The film was part of three separate 9/11 controversies.The Toughest Song We Wrote: Disclosure on the Year They Spent Getting ‘Echoes’ Just Right
"'Echoes' was just a bitch to finish."Looking for a Deadpool Deep Dive? Here Are 5 of His Classic Comic-Book Stories
Just in time for the new flick.7 Hidden Clues From the New Game of Thrones Images That Tell Us a Ton About Next Season
There's so much juicy stuff.St. Vincent Made a Sexy, Funky Rolling Stones Cover for Tilda Swinton’s New Movie, As If We Weren’t Already Swooning
Perfect match.Legends of Tomorrow Recap: Cold War
Congratulations, Ray! You win the Worst Hero Award … again.Bridget Carpenter on Adapting Stephen King’s 11.22.63 and Why James Franco Was Cast
It started with a tweet.Confirmation Trailer: Kerry Washington’s Anita Hill Is Here to Testify
The Anita Hill hearings come to HBO.A History of Martin Scorsese’s Love Affair With the Rolling Stones
"My films would be unthinkable without them."
It’s like a dream.The 100 Recap: A Game of Thrones
I did not see that coming.Dr. Dre Is Starring in a Scripted Apple TV Show About Himself, So There’s Your Straight Outta Compton Sequel
More orgies await us.What Should We Make of Hail, Caesar!’s Opening? A Look at the Coen Brothers’ Box-Office History
What do we really expect out of these guys' movies?Emma Thompson Offers the Sensible Solution of Killing All the Old White Oscar Members to Make Things More Diverse
Bless.Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Grammys
All the details to get you prepared for music's biggest night — now on a Monday!Fox Orders a Lethal Weapon Pilot With Damon Wayans Sr. in a Bet That You’re Not Too Old for This Series
Executive produced by McG.Ryan Reynolds Gives Green Lantern a 1 Out of 10 (1=Bad)
Deadpool makes up for it, though.Adele Doesn’t Want Her Son Photographed for the Coolest Cool-Mom Reasons
And more from her Vogue profile.Now You Can Watch Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl National Anthem in High-Res, and You Should Because Presidents’ Day Is Monday, and USA! USA! USA!
So gallantly streaming.