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Nicholas Hoult Climbs Beanstalk in New Giant Slayer Video (watch!)

Nicholas Hoult will be known for more than being Jennifer Lawrence’s boyfriend, judging by a new trailer for his film “Jack the Giant Slayer,” a retelling of the children’s fairy tale classic “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

Hoult plays Jack, who is beguiled when a princess, played by Eleanor Tomlinson shows up on his doorstep one rainy night. He’s thirsting for an adventure and so is she.

But that’s getting a little ahead of the story. You see there’s this kingdom “between heaven and earth” filled with giants who long to rule the earth. They hatch a plan and kidnap the princess which sends Jack in pursuit up the beanstalk, sown by the “seeds of revenge.”

The film has a solid cast including Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor, but these fairy tale reimaginings have a mixed record in Hollywood. Directors basically take the original story, give it a much darker tone and make it super realistic.

“Red Riding Hood,” the 2011 dark fantasy thriller directed by Catherine Hardwicke, of “Twilight” fame, and starring Amanda Seyfried flopped. In contrast, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth was a moderate success.

What these stories have going for them is their built in fan base and the fact that the characters are well known. So their success hinges on the reimagining. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are counting on Director Bryan Singer (“X-Men”) to pull the picture together.

have released a new preview for the upcoming film, “Jack The Giant Slayer.” Formerly titled “Jack The Giant Killer,” the film reimagines the childhood classic, “Jack and the Beanstalk.” (The title was changed to make “Jack” appeal more to families.)

The film hits theaters Mar 1, 2013. Check out the trailer below and click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for all the latest film updates.

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