Disney is adamant on trying to save their beloved “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale, it seems.
At the recent Disney D23 Expo, the multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate announced that it is currently in production of a new animated version of “Jack and the Beanstalk”, said to be titled, “Gigantic”.
The announcement was made by Pixar and Disney Animation’s John Lasseter during a presentation covering the studio’s upcoming slate of animated films.
“Gigantic” will be directed by Nathan Greno (of “Tangled” fame) and produced by Dorothy McKim. But it won’t be a straightforward adaptation because in this version, Jack will come face-to-face with a 60-ft.-tall 11-year-old girl named Inma.
The new version is set in 15th-century Spain, and after Jack climbs up the beanstalk and runs into Inma they end up teaming up to stop the “Storm Giants” – a group of menacing bad guys that are trying to wreak havoc upon everyone. Why a giant girl? Director Nathan Greno said that the character was inspired by a young girl they met while scouting locations in Spain.
He also revealed that the award-winning “Frozen” duo, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, will be tackling some of the songs in “Gigantic”, and that Inma even gets her own song!
Perhaps this could be the interesting “Jack and the Beanstalk” twist that the world needs, eh? Considering how the past films (“Jack the Giant Slayer” and “Into the Woods“) failed to impress. We can’t wait to see it 😉