New poster and trailer for Jack the Giant Slayer

Before he returns to the X-Men universe for the upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer is set to unleash the fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Slayer, which reteams him with Christopher McQuarrie, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Usual Suspects.

Formerly titled Jack the Giant Killer and based upon the classic fairy tale, the film sees Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) leading the cast as the young farmer Jack, who leads an expedition to rescue a princess (Eleanor Tomlinson; Alice in Wonderland) kidnapped by evil giants. Also featuring in the cast are Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ian McShane (Snow White and the Huntsman), Bill Nighy (Total Recall), John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt), Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows)

Along with a poster, Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for the film, which was originally slated to arrive this summer before being pushed back to next year; take a look here:


Jack the Giant Slayer is scheduled for release on March 1st, 2013 in North America and will arrive here in the UK on March 22nd.