Would You Trade Some Magic Beans for Artwork and a Trailer for The Asylum’s Jack the Giant Killer?
The Asylum’s Jack the Giant Killer likely won’t prompt legal action from Bryan Singer’s similarly titled blockbuster since it appears to be set in the early 20th century, the giants are dinosaur-like monsters, and I’m unaware of any version of “Jack & the Beanstalk” that includes a giant robot.
Jane March (Color of Night), Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire), and newcomer Jamie Atkins star in writer-director Mark Atkins’ (Sand Sharks) Jack the Giant Killer, coming to VOD/DVD/Blu-ray on March 12th. That’s 11 days after Jack the Giant Slayer beanstalks theaters worldwide.
So how is The Asylum version of this classic fairy tale different?
A giant beanstalk brings Jack to a land in the clouds filled with snarling, evil beasts. When the creatures make their way to Earth, Jack must figure out how to get back down before they destroy his hometown and everyone in it.
What that synopsis doesn’t reveal that this brief teaser trailer does is that The Asylum’s take appears to be set sometime in the 1940’s or 50’s, judging by the motorcycle; instead of an evil giant he finds a sexy Jane March and triceratops-looking behemoths that for some reason remind me greatly of giant Japanese turtle monster Gamera’s classic foe Jiger; and it appears that he fights back by building a giant robot that brings to mind one of those of wind-up, sparking toy robots of the atomic age.
So when giant monsters descend from the beanstalk, young Jack goes Pacific Rim on them? Not your father’s Jack and the Beanstalk, but I’m still sold. Judging by the preview, this looks as if it could be a kick-ass fairy tale with giant monsters and robots.
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