More fairytale news comes along, this time with Jack and the Beanstalk. New Line’s retelling of the story is entitled Jack the Giant Killer. Bryan Singer will direct the film.

The story of Jack and the Beanstalk? A farmboy named Jack leads a group of people to free a princess who’s kidnapped by a giant. This of course threatens the uneasy peace between giants and humans.

For casting, Nicholas Hoult will portray the peasant, Stanley Tucci as the villainous advisor of the king, and Bill Nighy and John Kassir will play the two-headed giant leader. Ewan McGregor is under negotiations to portray the leader of the king’s guards, who spearheads the fight against giants. The role of the princess hasn’t been cast yet.

Filming for Jack the Giant Killer is slated for late March in London.

(Heat Vision)