Singer's 'Jack the Giant Killer' is Greenlit, Wants Aaron Johnson
I'm happy to report that Bryan Singer's next project, Jack the Giant Killer, has been greenlit by Warner Bros and will start shooting in spring of next year. Jack the Giant Killer is the project that WB pulled Singer back to when he tried to direct X-Men: First Class. There's been so much early visual effects prep work, they brought on Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) to do a rewrite of before the greenlight. Jack the Giant Killer is a modern take on the classic fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened. A farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom to rescue a kidnapped princess.
While we already heard this name being tossed around earlier this year in relation to Jack the Giant Killer, Deadline reiterates that Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson is still Singer's top choice for the lead role in Jack the Giant Killer. However, he's not signed on yet, as "New Line is seeing a lot of other young actors as well." He also wanted Andrew Garfield, but then he got cast as Spider-Man, so Singer better get someone on-board before they land some other huge role instead. Legendary Pictures, along with Neal H. Moritz and David Dobkin, are producing Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer. I'm not too excited for this yet, but I hope once the cast starts to come together and we get a glimpse of how it'll look, I'm sure I'll be into it. Sound good?