Poor Bryan Singer. According to THR, the director, screenwriter, and producer’s next project Jack the Giant Killer has been delayed. The New Line Cinema production was supposed to begin shooting sometime this summer but it’s not happening. He must be distracted by all the movement going on at Fox with X-Men: First Class.
The film’s story will center on the kidnapping of a princess that threatens a long-standing peace between men and giants. A young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giants’ kingdom in hopes of rescuing her. Word on the street is that Singer has been meeting with various young actors for the lead part including Kick-Ass star, Aaron Johnson and Andrew Garfield from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
Just last month, Christopher McQuarrie was brought on board to pen the screenplay and it seemed like everything was good to go. No specific reason has been given regarding the delay but sources claim it may have something to do with mapping out the special effects. “Singer is planning on previz-ing the movie from start to finish, and will use a process that will allow him to see the giants in-camera as the actors play opposite them.”
Interesting. We’ve got our eye on you Singer. Jack the Giant Killer will be released some time in February 2011.
What do you think of the film’s delay? Do you think this is a good or a bad sign?