The giants attack in intense new Jack the Giant Slayer trailer

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Jan 24, 2013, 4:57 PM EST

Fairytale reimaginings are all the rage these days, and one of the wildest looks to be Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer. To see what’s in store, a new trailer takes us up the beanstalk to see the giant army in action.

The film is a bloody, action-packed take on the classic tale of the magic beanstalk, starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) and Ewan McGregor (Star Wars). The premise is pretty ripe for an action film, so it's a bit of head-scratcher that it took somebody this long to actually dig into it for reinvention.

For a refresh, here’s the synopsis:

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend--and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Check out the new trailer below:

Jack the Giant Slayer opens March 1. Will you be there?

(Via Dread Central)