|Writers||Darren Lemke |
David Dobkin (story)
|Producers||Neal H. Moritz |
|Starring||Nicholas Hoult |
|Cinematography||Newton Thomas Sigel|
|Editors||John Ottman |
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release Date||March 1, 2013 (United States)|
|Box office||$197,687,603 (worldwide)|
Jack the Giant Slayer is a 2013 heroic fantasy adventure film based on the fairy tales "Jack the Giant Slayer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". It was directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Darren Lemke and Dan Studney. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci and Ian McShane.
- Nicholas Hoult as Jack
- Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabelle
- Ewan McGregor as Elmont
- Stanley Tucci as Roderick
- Eddie Marsan as Crawe
- Ewen Bremner as Wicke
- Ian McShane as King Brahmwell
- Christopher Fairbank as Uncle
- Warwick Davis as Old Hamm
- Bill Nighy as General Fallon
- John Kassir as General Fallon's Small Head
- Cornell John as Fee
- Michael Self as Young Jack
- Tim Foley as Jack's Father
- Sydney Rawson as Young Isabelle
The film received mixed response from critics. The film has a rating of 51% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film earned a total of $65,187,603 in North America, and $197,687,603 worldwide, against a $195 million budget.
- Stanley Tucci is the only non-British cast member.
- Eleanor Tomlinson based her character on Sigourney Weaver's character, Ripley, in Aliens.
- Jamie Campbell-Bower was considered for the role of Jack, but was unable to audition due to a broken ankle injury.
- Adelaide Kane, Lily Collins and Juno Temple auditioned for the role of Isabelle.
- Alex Pettyfer, Aaron Johnson and Aneurin Barnard were considered for the role of Jack.
- General Fallon addresses his four generals as Fee, Fye, Fo and Fum. Together, these names are what the giant says in the original "Jack and the Beanstalk" story.