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Aaron Johnson is Jack The Giant Killer?

Aaron Johnson

Kick-Ass has now officially made Aaron Johnson hot property. We know this because every time a new movie gets greenlit, he is rumoured to be attached.

Either that, or Bryan Singer just really likes him. After rumours that Johnson would be appearing in Singer’s X-Men: First Class (before the director dropped the gig and settled for a producer credit), word is coming through that Johnson will instead head up Singer’s Jack The Giant Killer .

The director’s update of fairytale Jack And The Beanstalk has just been given a green light by New Line Cinema, and Singer is wasting no time setting about for a cast.

Cheeky chappie Johnson is apparently top of the list, and seems perfect for the role, having impressed with Kick-Ass and Nowhere Boy (even if the upcoming Chatroom is a disappointment). Let's just hope his home commitments (his partner's just had a baby) won't keep him from kicking giant rumps.

The current synopsis doing the rounds on the net involves a princess being kidnapped, rupturing the peace between men and giants. A young farmer then goes on a mission to the giant kingdom to rescue the princess.

Principal photography is set to commence in March 2011, while unconfirmed rumours are swirling that the film will be shot in 3D.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.