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>Fairy Tale Updates

25 Feb

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Ewan McGregor is in talks for magic beans adventure ”Jack the Giant Killer”. The dashing Scotsman is set to play the leader of the king’s giant fighters. Sounds like a sword-wielder! More info is also available on the rest of the cast. Nicholas Hoult plays the title role while Stanley Tucci is rumoured to portray the king’s shady advisor and Bill Nighy and John Kassir will take on the two-headed giant – one head each. Interesting!

I previously mentioned Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and some more information regarding this adaptation has been released. The story takes place fifteen years after the siblings escape from the gingerbread house. Their adventures there has turned them into full-blown witch hunters. Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner were already confirmed as the two siblings and now Ingrid Bolsso Berdal was added to the list as one of the witches. Famke Janssen gets to call herself Queen Witch and Peter Stormare will star as the town sheriff. This has certainly got potential.

Meanwhile, teens rejoice in the prospect of getting Beastly, an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast starring Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame and Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four). Mary-Kate Olson gets to practise her best witch impression and I have a feeling this could still turn our pretty interesting. They sure went for an interesting look for Brit actor Pettyfer, who looks strangely tattooed in the flick. Also curious to see Neil Patrick Harris as Will. See the trailer below. Beware: Teenage sappiness ahead.