Production on Jack the Giant Killer Delayed Until Early 2011
by Ethan Anderton
May 28, 2010
Source: Heat Vision
By now we already know that Matthew Vaughn stepped up to direct Fox's X-Men: First Class after Bryan Singer had to leave the director's chair to work on Jack the Giant Killer, a project that was already deep in pre-production and would conflict directly with Fox's timetable for X-Men. However, it looks like Jack the Giant Killer might not make it off the ground as soon as previously expected as Heat Vision reports that the project's start date has been pushed back to February 2011 rather than this summer. However, this isn't all that surprising since we haven't heard any casting announcements or other news for quite a while.
However, Singer is definitely searching hard for the right man to play Jack, the hero of the film who leads a dangerous expedition to the kingdom of giants to try to rescue a princess. The director has met with young actors like Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy) and Andrew Garfield (Red Riding, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) who we also just found out is on the shortlist to potentially become the new Spider-Man. Of course, the casting process is still in its infancy and no one has been cast, let alone offered any roles yet.
As far as the delay goes, apparently one reasons for delaying was to allow more time to figure out the visual effects. Singer wants to pre-visualize the entire movie from start to finish and also use a process that will allow him to shoot scenes so that he can see effects, like the giants, on the monitors as if they were there on set with the actors. Hopefully it doesn't take too much longer to sort out, or Singer's departure from X-Men: First Class may have been all for naught. Stay tuned as we wait for more updates on Jack the Giant Killer.
Sounds like he's trying to develop the same tech that Cameron used on Avatar which will take some time. I'm glad he's doing this right though and he can take as much time as he needs. Actors and directors who can visualize the environment they're in create a more realistic looking product rather than having them react to tennis balls on strings.
peloquin on May 28, 2010
Just don't go 3-D. I really wanna see Singer return to form with this.
Xerxex on May 28, 2010
Singers been hit with the Superman curse!
Dandooo on May 28, 2010
i wouldnt want another x-men movie from singer anyway. not after superman returns and valkirie. not looking forward to anything singers involved with
jebstuart on May 28, 2010
Wow, that's a bit hasty, I mean valkrye wasn't great but it wasn't terrible, and superman was done all wrong but it's slot better than most "bad" comic book movies, plus he's one of the ones who started this new wave of superhero movies, look what's happened to the whole x-men fracnhise, everythin they've done since he left gas been SHITE!!! I'm glad to see they are going in the right direction finaly but I would alawys be willin to pay to see a Bryan singer x-men movie!!! BOOM..
Dandooo on May 29, 2010
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