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Bryan Singer's JACK THE GIANT KILLER Trailer Grows To Impressive Heights

After little buzz this summer, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have dropped a first look trailer on to the web today to try and plant the seeds of anticipation for next summer's fairytale blockbuster.

It is a strange world we live in right now where a number of our favourite filmmakers of yesteryear, the likes of Tim Burton, Sam Raimi and now Bryan Singer have found themselves giving up the capes, the cowls and the superhero spandex to work instead with the worlds of classic fairytales. We barely survived our screening of Alice in Wonderland 3D last year and were pretty disgusted by the lack of effort from one our former idols, and I think we have been quietly dreading the next up on the chopping block with Singer's Jack The Giant Killer. After little buzz this summer compared to the two dueling Snow White pictures Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsmen, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have dropped a first look trailer on to the web today to try and plant the seeds of anticipation, the first half of which made us cringe at the prospect of another Burtonized disaster. Bryan Singer has never been a director to make films for kids, even his superhero films were more adult and cerebral in nature than his contemporaries but here is a kids fairtyale brought to life that could only appeal to pre-schoolers and we were scratching our heads to just what we were witnessing here. But then it gets better, fast. Singer shows us the size of the universe he is creating and the magical scope and attention to detail is mightily impressive. If you watch it in Apple HD the wizardry visual splendor is more evident. There's something magical hinted at here and once the horror kicks in and more aspects of terror from a Peter Jackson movie kick-in, we got excited. Watch the trailer below and tell us what you think. Nicholas Hoult is Jack carried over from the Singer produced X-Men: First Class where he played Beast (Singer was to direct that movie before scheduling on this film made it impossible), Eleanor Tomlinson is the princess with various supporting roles for Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Eddie Marsan, Bill Nighy & John Kassar (the latter two are playing a two-headed villain monster which is being kept as a surprise!). There's also a turn from Ian McShane, picking up another paycheck after Pirates 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMY1jNr6dhw&feature=player_embedded Jack and the Giant Killer is coming in June.
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.