Filmmaker to direct New Line fantasy drama
D.J. Caruso is up for slaying giants.
New Line has set him to direct “Jack the Giant Killer,” a drama that takes an adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend.
When a princess is kidnapped, a long-standing peace between men and giants becomes threatened, and a young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giant kingdom to rescue her.
Darren Lemke wrote the script; Mark Bomback did a rewrite. Neal Moritz and David Dobkin are producing.
Caruso last directed DreamWorks’ “Eagle Eye.” It was his second straight collaboration with Shia LaBeouf, who toplined the Caruso-directed “Disturbia.”