Brian Singer has been working on Jack the Giant Killer for several months now. In September ’09, we reported that he was being attached to the film with a script from Matt Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard). Since then, scribe Darren Lemke (Gemini Man) has also written a draft of the script. Apparently neither of those scripts are working for Singer and producer Neal Moritz, so they are bringing in the big gun — Christopher McQuarrie.
McQuarrie, an Oscar-winner who has worked with Singer on countless projects in the past, including the best of the director’s filmography (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie), has joined the production to do the final work on the script necessary to get the project ready to shoot this summer in England. According to a Heat Vision report, Singer is about to begin casting.
The film — a fantasy adventure — tells the story of a young farmer who is selected by his kingdom to enter the kingdom of giants and rescue a princess who was kidnapped. Her kidnapping threatens to end a long-standing peace between men and giants, putting both kingdoms on the brink of all-out war.
Personally, I’d like to see the all-0ut war between men and giants, but I’ll take what I can get.