Get ready to experience a fantasy world in a different light. We’ve all heard the wonderful fairy tale about Jack and the Beanstalk as well as Jack the Giant Killer but this March 1st 2013 we will all be in for a new experience with Jack the Giant Slayer. This adventure film was previously titled Jack the Giant Killer and is directed by Bryan Singer. Jack the Giant Slayer features Nicholas Hoult (About a Boy), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice In Wonderland), Ewan McGregor (Star Wars) and Bill Nighy (Love Actually). Jack the Giant Slayer is about a young farm boy Jack (Nicholas Hoult), who must rescue a princess from giants after he unintentionally opened a gateway to their world. Check out a recent interview with Nicholas Hoult, the star of this new film: Jack the Giant Slayer below.
“Nicholas Hoult On His New Adventure Film: Jack the Giant Slayer
While some may remember Nicholas Hoult as the kid in About a Boy, over the past few years he’s proven that he’s definitely capable of playing adult roles in such films as A Single Man, X-Men: First Class, and Clash of the Titans. However, while he might have been playing more mature roles, he hasn’t been the lead in any of these films.
That all changes in 2013.
With leading roles in Warm Bodies and Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer, Hoult is starting a new chapter in his career, and based on what I saw while visiting the set of Jack back in 2011, I think he’s going to easily make the jump. During a group interview on the set, Hoult talked about bringing the fairy tale to life, the 3D, what his version of Jack is like, and so much more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.
Before getting to the interview, if you haven’t seen the trailer for Jack the Giant Slayer, I’d watch that first:
We should probably start with the most important thing – horse injuries? Horse stepping on feet?
Nicholas Hoult: You guys saw that? [Laughs] I can’t remember what I said, so apologies. It was pretty painful.
You took it pretty well, actually.
Hoult: Did I?
I think you were surprised.
Hoult: [Laughs] It was a bit of a shock. There’s been a few little injuries along the way.
Can you talk a little about getting involved in this project? This is one of those films where there’s a lot of talk about who was going to land this role. Were you aware of all the names circling this project or were you just sort of keeping your head down?
Hoult: The first time I heard about it was a real long time ago, I think it was when we were doing press for A Single Man. I met Roger [Mussenden], the casting director back then, and then it went really quiet for a fair while. I think Bryan [Singer] went to work a lot on previz and all that sort of stuff. So nothing really happened and then I got cast in Mad Max and then that got delayed and then went on to X-Men and met Bryan. He mentioned he was doing this and that he was prepping it all basically while we were filming X-Men. But at the time, Mad Max was going to be shooting again while this was filming, so I wasn’t really in the running for it and then that got delayed again. I think I missed the first set of screen tests because we were filming up in Georgia for the final battle sequence of X-Men and then came in and did a few screen tests the beginning of this year and it worked out. It was very lucky.”
The rest of the interview can be read at Collider
Jack the Giant Slayer is going to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and is scheduled to have a wide released on March 1st 2013.
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