Ewan McGregor battles ogres in new Jack the Giant Slayer trailer

A new, full-length trailer for Bryan Singer's (X-Men) freaky fairy tale Jack the Giant Slayer has been released, and instead of going down the rabbit hole, get ready to head up the beanstalk. Who knew the classic tale of giants and magic beans could look so awesome?

The children's tale is likely a unique challenge to pull off on the big screen in a serious way, but it looks like Singer is on the right track with a good mix of action and camp sprinkled in around the edges.

The film was recently delayed to allow additional time for effects work and is now set to open March 1, 2013. After seeing the ton of CGI on display here, it's easy to understand why the studio wanted to take a little more time to get it right.

Here's the official synopsis:

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend--and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Check out the trailer below:

What do you think? Will this one be able to capitalize on the new-wave fairy tale craze?

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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