'Jack the Giant Killer' trailer: Giants and beanstalks and Ian McShane, oh my!

Can you believe it took Hollywood this long to remake Mickey and the Beanstalk? In the new trailer for Jack the Giant Killer, Mickey Mouse is played by Nicholas Hoult, Donald Duck is played by Ian McShane, and Goofy is played by Ewan McGregor with a hobo accent — I smell Oscar! Nothing I just said is true, although all three actors will indeed appear in next year’s Jack, Bryan Singer’s adrenalized interpretation of the beloved children’s fairy tale about a spry young British lad giving them Cornish giants what for. (Seriously, that’s what it’s about!) The film looks interesting — the first shot of the beanstalk is a particular delight. Between this, Snow White and the Huntsman, and The Hobbit, epic-fantasy buffs could be in for a happy 2012. Also, is it just me, or does Ian McShane appear to be wearing the golden ultimate armor from the arcade classic Knights of the Round? Watch the trailer:

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