Last updated on August 17, 2020
Jack The Giant Slayer (previously titled Jack the Giant Killer) is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Bryan Singer and written by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney. From a story by Lemke and David Dobkin.
Stars in the movie are: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor.
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Jack The Giant Slayer
Sent to the market by his uncle to sell their horse and buy thatch for their roof, Jack meets the beautiful Princess Isabelle, whom he rescues from ruffians.
He returns home with only a handful of beans given to him by a monk who claimed they were sacred, but that does little to impress his uncle, who tosses them away.
In the night, the Princess arrives, having run off to keep herself from marrying Roderick, who is clearly only interested in becoming king.
Soon, the beans take root with a giant stalk carrying away the princess and Jack’s house.
He soon sets off on an adventure with the king’s guards to rescue the princess, only to find that a mythical land filled with giants really exists.
- Nicholas Hoult
- Eleanor Tomlinson
- Ewan McGregor
- Stanley Tucci
- Eddie Marsan
- Ewen Bremner
- Ian McShane
- Christopher Fairbank
- Simon Lowe
In the Kingdom of Cloister, Jack, a young farm boy, is fascinated by the legend of Erik, an ancient king who defeated an army of invading giants from a realm in the sky by controlling them with a magical crown. At the same time, Princess Isabelle becomes fascinated with the same legend.
Ten years later, Jack goes into town to sell his horse to support his uncle’s farm. There, Jack spots Isabelle and develops a crush on her, after defending her honor from a group of thugs.
Meanwhile, Lord Roderick returns to his study, only to find that a monk has robbed him. The monk offers Jack some magic beans he stole from Roderick as collateral for Jack’s horse.
Back at the castle, Isabelle quarrels with her father, King Brahmwell, as she wants to explore the kingdom, but he wants her to stay and marry Roderick.
Likewise, Jack’s uncle scolds him for being foolish before throwing the beans on the floor and leaving the house.
Determined to be free, Isabelle sneaks out of the castle and seeks shelter from the rain in Jack’s house. As it rains, one of the beans takes root and grows into a massive beanstalk that carries the house and Isabelle into the sky as Jack falls to the ground.