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.”

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