Christopher McQuarrie will reunite with The Usual Suspects, X-Men, and Valkyrie director Bryan Singer for his upcoming project, Jack the Giant Killer. The film has been in development for months over at New Line Cinema and Legendary Pictures and McQuarrie’s hiring is a much needed step in the right direction.
According to THR, McQuarrie is currently writing a draft of the Jack the Giant Killer screenplay that will center on the kidnapping of a princess that threatens a long-standing peace between men and giants. In the story a young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing her. As you can tell it’s a fantasy with some serious fairytale elements but don’t get it twisted, the title character will be an adult not some rambunctious teen.
Singer is getting ready to start casting for the production that’s scheduled to shoot this summer in England. Jack the Giant Killer might prove to be a new challenge for McQuarrie because his writing resume isn’t exactly filled with storybook based material. But everything he and Singer have collaborated on in the past has turned out pretty decent. Valkyrie wasn’t even that bad. Lets see if they can work their magic on Jack.
What do you think of McQuarrie and Singer reuniting for Jack the Giant Killer?