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Jack the Giant Slayer (previously titled Jack the Giant Killer) is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film

based on the English fairy tales "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". The film is directed by Bryan Singer with a screenplay written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrieand Dan Studney and stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. The film tells the story of Jack, a young farmhand who must rescue a princess from a race of giants after inadvertently opening a gateway to their world. Development of Jack the Giant Slayer began in 2005, when Lemke first pitched the idea. D. J. Caruso was hired to direct the film in January 2009, but in September of that year, Caruso was replaced by Singer, who hired McQuarrie and Studney to rework the script. The main characters were cast between February and March 2011, and principal photography began in April 2011 in England with locations in Somerset, Gloucestershire andNorfolk. Release of the film was moved back in postproduction to allow more time for special effects and marketing. Jack the Giant Slayer premiered on February 26, 2013 in Hollywood and was released theatrically in the United States on March 1, 2013 in 2D and3D. The film received mixed reviews from most film critics and was considered a financial disappointment, losing between $125 million and $140 million for Legendary Pictures. Jack the Giant Slayer was released on home media on June 18, 201

In the Kingdom of Cloister, Jack, a young farm boy, is fascinated by the legend of Erik, an ancient king who defeated an army of invading giants from a realm in the sky by controlling them with a magical crown. At the same time, Princess Isabelle becomes fascinated with the same legend. Ten years later, Jack goes into town to sell his horse to support his uncle's farm. There, Jack spots Isabelle and develops a crush on her, after defending her honor from a group of thugs. Meanwhile, Lord Roderick returns to his study, only to find that a monk has robbed him. The monk offers Jack some magic beans he stole from Roderick as collateral for Jack's horse. Back at the castle, Isabelle quarrels with her father, King Brahmwell, as she wants to explore the kingdom, but he wants her to stay and marry Roderick. Likewise, Jack's uncle scolds him for being foolish before throwing the beans on the floor and leaving the house. Determined to be free, Isabelle sneaks out of the castle and seeks shelter from the rain in Jack's house. As it rains, one of the beans takes root and grows into a massive beanstalk that carries the house and Isabelle into the sky as Jack falls to the ground. Jack, Roderick, and Roderick's attendant Wicke volunteer to join the king's knights, led by Elmont and his second in-command, Crawe, and climb the beanstalk in search of Isabelle. As they climb, Roderick and Wicke cut the safety rope, intentionally killing some of the knights. At the top, they discover the giants' realm and decide to split into two groups: one with Jack, Elmont, and Crawe, and the other including Roderick and Wicke, but not before Roderick forcibly takes the remaining beans from Jack (although Jack manages to save one for himself).

Jack's group is trapped by a giant, who takes everyone prisoner except Jack. Meanwhile, Roderick's group encounters two other giants; one eats Wicke, but before they can do the same to Roderick, Roderick dons the magic crown. Jack follows the giant to the giants' stronghold, where the two-headed giant leader, Fallon, has killed Crawe. There, Jack finds the imprisoned Isabelle and Elmont. As the giants prepare to kill their remaining prisoners, Roderick walks in and enslaves the giants with the crown. He tells the giants they will attack Cloister at dawn and gives them permission to eat Isabelle and Elmont. Jack rescues Isabelle and Elmont as one of the giants prepares to cook Elmont as a pig-in-a-blanket. The trio makes for the beanstalk, where Jack causes the giant guarding the beanstalk to fall off the realm's edge. Seeing the giant's body, Brahmwell orders the beanstalk cut down to avoid an invasion by the giants. Jack and Isabelle head down the beanstalk, while Elmont stays to confront Roderick. Elmont kills Roderick, but Fallon takes the crown before Elmont can claim it, and Elmont is forced to escape down the beanstalk. Jack, Isabelle, and Elmont all survive the fall after the beanstalk is cut down. As everyone returns home, Jack warns that the giants are using Roderick's beans to create beanstalks to descend down to Earth and attack Cloister. The giants chase Jack, Isabelle, and Brahmwell into the castle, where Elmont fills the moat with oil and sets it on fire. Fallon falls in the moat and breaks into the castle from below. As the siege continues, Fallon captures Jack and Isabelle, but Jack throws the final bean down Fallon's throat, causing a beanstalk to rip apart his body. Jack takes the crown and sends the giants back to their realm. Jack and Isabelle marry and tell the story of the giants to their children. As time passes, the magic crown is crafted into St Edward's Crown and is secured in the Tower of London.

Cast[edit]
Nicholas Hoult as Jack, a young farmhand who leads the quest to rescue the princess. Hoult was [5] selected from a short list of actors that included Aaron Johnson and Aneurin Barnard. Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle, the princess who is abducted by giants. [5] Collins and Juno Temple also screen-tested for the role.
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Adelaide Kane, Lily

Ewan McGregor as Elmont, the captain of the kings guard, who joins the quest to rescue the [6][8] princess. Stanley Tucci as Lord Roderick, the king's advisor who plans on taking over the kingdom.
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Ian McShane as King Brahmwell, the princess's father, who is displeased about a possible union [10] between his daughter and a farm boy. Bill Nighy and John Kassir as Fallon, the two-headed leader of the giants. Nighy plays the bigger [9] head and Kassir plays the smaller head.
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Additionally, Eddie Marsan plays Crawe, Elmont's second-in-command, and Ewen Bremner Wicke, Lord Roderick's attendant.

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Sent to the market by his uncle to sell their horse and buy thatch for their roof, Jack meets the beautiful Princess Isabelle whom he rescues her from ruffians. He returns home only with a handful of beans given to him by a monk who claimed they were sacred but that does little to impress his uncle who tosses them away. In the night the Princess arrives having run off to keep from marrying Roderick who is clearly only interested in becoming king. Soon the beans take root with a giant stalk carrying away the princess and Jack's house. He soon sets off on an adventure with the king's guards to rescue the princess only to find that a mythical land filled with giants really exists. Written by garykmcd

A different telling of the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. It begins with a young Jack who is captivated by the tale of a race of Giants who come from a land in the sky and came through giant stalks which were sprouted from magic beans. And the giants devoured everyone so Erik the king had a crown made that makes whoever wears it control the giants and he used it to make them leave and he had the giant stalks chopped. Upon his death, he was buried with the crown along with the beans that grew the giant stalks. When Jack turns 18 he is sent to sell their horse and cart. When he goes to the cloister, he runs into a girl who is being harassed. He tells the ones harassing to leave her alone. Later the king's soldiers show up and take the girl away, it seems she's the Princess Isabelle who ran away because her father is telling she has to marry Roderick, one of the his trusted advisers. But what the king doesn't know is that Roderick is up to something. He goes to his chamber and sees a monk leave. He discovers something is missing so he tries to find the monk. When the monk sees he's surrounded, he runs into Jack and asks for his horse and offers a pouch of beans in exchange. He tells Jack not to get them wet. Later the monk is caught and Jack leaves. When he goes home, his uncle is infuriated that he allowed the monk to con him. He throws the beans to the floor. Jacks picks most of them up but one falls through a crack in the floor. That evening it begins to rain. That evening the Princess runs away again and seeks shelter at Jack's. They talk about how they're intrigued by the story of the Giants and the beanstalk. Suddenly a giant stalk sprouts taking Jack's house with the Princess to the heavens. Jack tries to save her but falls and is knocked out. When he wakes up he sees the king standing over him and asking where hi s daughter is. Jack shows the beanstalk, so the king sends soldiers to climb the stalk and search for his daughter. Jack offers to go which the soldier doesn't think is a good idea. Roderick offers to go too but he has other plans. Along the way, Roderick cuts the rope getting rid of some of the soldiers. When they make it to the top they discover that the tale about the giants might not be a myth. Roderick also tells Jack to give him the beans.

QUICK TAKE: Fantasy: A young farmer named Jack inadvertently reignites an agesold war between humans and the giants of lore when he opens a portal between the two worlds. PLOT: In a fabled kingdom of long ago, Jack (NICHOLAS HOULT) is a young and struggling farmer who has a chance encounter with Princess Isabelle (ELEANOR TOMLINSON). Jack has recently come into possession of some magic beans that he doesn't quite believe in, until

one falls through the cracks of his humble farmhouse, is rained upon, and sprouts an enormous beanstalk that stretches into the clouds. Eager for adventure, Isabelle is carried up with the stalk and soon becomes the prisoner of a fabled race of human-eating giants led by General Fallon (a digital creation voiced by BILL NIGHY). At the order of Isabelle's father, King Brahmwell (IAN McSHANE), Jack must accompany a rescue party that consists of several soldiers; Isabelle's fiance, Roderick (STANLEY TUCCI); the King's best warrior, Elmont (EWAN McGREGOR); and their assistants Wicke (EWEN BREMNER) and Crawe (EDDIE MARSAN). Once up in the giants' kingdom in the clouds, though, Roderick reveals himself to be an evil schemer who uses a fabled crown to control the giants and bend them to his will. His plan is to rule over the two kingdoms and lay claim to all the riches in both. The heroic Jack, though, has fallen in love with Isabelle and will stop at nothing to free her and save the day. WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT? Yes, the film is getting heavy ad play on Nickelodeon and other kidfriendly channels. Young males will especially enjoy the action and special effects, but it's too intense and scary for small children. WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13 For intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language.

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