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Bryan Singer Directing 'Jack the Giant Killer' Next

23 September 2009 10:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Forget all those other unwanted projects that Bryan Singer has been attached to lately. Although he could still do the "Battlestar Galactica" and "Excalibur" remakes in the future, The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reports that the "X-Men" director's next movie is the fairy tale "Jack the Giant Killer."

Last month I erroneously stated that this project, then already linked to Singer, was based on the "Jack and the Beanstalk" story. It is a similar fairy tale and is likely derived from the same origins (another variation is the Brothers Grimm's "The Brave Little Tailor"). "Jack the Giant Killer" is a more basic legend involving a farmer who rescues a princess from the kingdom of Giants.

While this may appeal to young audiences who want a combo of "Harry Potter" (Jack even uses an invisibility cloak) and "The Lord of the Rings," it may still be a detour for fans of Singer's prior work. »

- Christopher Campbell

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