The Sentries have been out scouting for new movies again. This time they found a retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and a Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe thriller.Jack the Giant Slayer
The Story: The classic fairytale gets a full-length feature film reboot. This time around Jack the Farmboy inadvertantly rekindles the centuries old war between the giants and regular-sized people by creating the beanstalk that reconnects the two people's worlds. The giants climb down and are ready to fight again.
The Filmmakers: Directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewar McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and Ian McShane
The Status: On the Radar: I like Singer well enough, the cast is great, and the trailer looks rather good. But being loosley based on a fairytale doesn't exactly get me excited and while the clip made it look interesting, it was also a bit too jokey which makes me think the tone may way off-kilter. I'm interested but I'm going to wait on some reviews.
Jack the Giant Slayer attacks theatres on March 1 2013.
The Plot: An ex-cop-turned-private eye is thrown headfirst into a hotbed of trouble after a mayor hires him to look into his cheating wife.
The Filmmakers: Directed by Allen Hughes and starring Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Berry Pepper, Jeffrey Wright, and Russell Crowe.
The Status: On the Radar. Hughes' Book of Eli was a good, if rather flawed, film and I'm fans of Wahlberg and Crowe so I'm definitely interested. But I'm gonna need more info before I go running to the theatres.
Broken City hits theatres on January 18, 2013.