Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer might not have anything to do with the fictional film trilogy Jack of Fables creates in the excellent Fables comic book series, but there's plenty of reason to be excited. Singer is no slouch, for starters, and he's been shuttling this "Jack and the Beanstalk: The Movie" idea for a long time now. He's going to direct, of course, with Neal Moritz and David Dobkin producing. The news today, though, is about the cast, which just grew by three.
Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and John Kassir are all signed on for parts in the film, Variety reports. Tucci's role is a major one, the fictional king's adviser and the story's main villain. Nighy, recently seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I, will (rather awesomely) play the leader of the giants. Well, he'll play half of the role, since the character has two heads. The other head belongs to Kassir (THE FREAKING CRYPTKEEPER, PEOPLE!), which is almost too much for this geek's brain to bear.
The story builds on the original Jack and the Beanstalk tale, focusing on a kidnapped princess and her disappearance threatening a long-held peace between giants and men. The Jack character is a farmer who is given the opportunity to lead the charge in rescuing the princess from her captors in the kingdom of the giants. Really, what's not to like about any of this?