Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast 176: Ed Skrein
Podcast refuelled!
Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon
Brando in his own words
New Poster For The Hallow Online
Plus director Corin Hardy shows us his sketchbook
Vincent D'Onofrio to Direct The Kid
Moving behind the camera with a Western
Joe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
Long-gestating project gets green light
Sofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth
Sam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
Ruth Wilson to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 August 2015
New Banner For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Fallen Snow
New Teaser Trailer And Poster For Kill Your Friends
Fear and loathing in the Britpop era
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
X-Men: Apocalypse
19 May 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
A Little Chaos (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Pride (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tucci Is Jack The Giant Killer's Villain
And Bill Nighy is a giant...

10 February 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

Last time we checked in with Bryan Singer’s long-developing fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Killer, the director was still busy looking for cast members, including the all-important titular role. But while it appears he still hasn’t quite locked in his choice for Jack (or at least hasn’t told anyone yet), he has scared up a villain for the movie, with The Lovely BonesStanley Tucci cast as a villain and Bill Nighy and John Kassir pulling double duty as a two-headed giant.

With a script that has passed through the hands and keyboards of Mark Bomback, Darren Lemke and Singer collaborator Christopher McQuarrie, Jack is set in the kingdom of Cloister, where a peace has existed for decades between humans and their giant neighbours. But the détente is shattered when a princess from the human side is kidnapped and a young hero must rescue her.

All, however, is not quite what it seems – as the evil Roderick (Tucci), one of the king’s trusted advisors, is something of a scheming sort who has ambitions to run the joint himself.

Whoever plays Jack – Aaron Johnson and Nicholas Hoult are among those in contention, though the role could always go to a complete unknown – will also have to face Fallon, the leader of the giants, who happens to have one noggin that looks like Bill Nighy and one with the visage of Race to Witch Mountain’s Kassir.

With filming set to begin next month in London, expect the rest of the casting announcements to come thick and fast. At least, we hope so; no one needs the slow drip feed that plagued our brains when the Singer-produced X-Men: First Class was recruiting its mutants…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ryan Murphy Offered Annie
Glee creator is Sony's top choice
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)