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07 January 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

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Everyone loves a good fairy tale, especially one involving beanstalk-climbing tykes, steepling giants, gold-laying geese, and improbable cash/magic bean exchanges. D.J. Caruso, it seems, is no exception having picked up his quill to sign on the dotted line for Jack The Giant Killer.

With a script by Live Free Or Die Hard writer Mark Bomback, Jack The Giant Killer will tell the tale of a young farmer’s quest to rescue a kidnapped princess in a kingdom of giants. By all accounts, it will draw partly on the Jack And The Beanstalk story we know and love, and partly on a less-well known fable in which Cornish lad Jack slays his way around the giants’ kingdom.

Putting the brain-bending mess that was Eagle Eye behind him, Caruso has a big year or two ahead of him with post-apocalyptic comic-book adaptation Y: The Last Man also in development.

Recreating the fairy tale milieu is no easy job, but Empire is confident Caruso can pull off the tongue-in-cheek, swordy swashbuckle the project promises. But can he deliver another Princess Bride?
 


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Eagle Eye
I love how they call Eagle Eye a "brain-bending mess", yet they gave it 4 stars! Empire should go to magazine rehab... they have been a mess the past year! More

Posted by uheiberg at 19:31 on 07 January 2009 | Report This Post

eagle eye four stars!
hahaha good point! looks like empire like to keep things in the family! eagle eye...four stars??? iron man 3....defiance...3???? shame on you. More

Posted by jimibadboi7 at 15:22 on 07 January 2009 | Report This Post

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RE: Urm........
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Urm........
'Putting the brain-bending mess that was Eagle Eye behind him...' - wasn't it Empire who gave this four stars??? More

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Make up your minds
So Empire, is Eagle Eye a Four Star movie or a 'brain-bending mess'? Answers on a postcard. More

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