Jack and the Beanstalk” will be the next popular children’s fairy tale to receive the Disney treatment, with the upcoming film "Gigantic."

What do we know about the story so far?

As with the original fairy tale, the film will feature a boy named Jack who climbs an unnaturally long beanstalk, allowing him to enter a new world within the heavens. Unlike the original story, however, instead of having Jack face off again a single villainous giant, the film will develop an entire world of giants, with much of the plot concerning Jack befriending a child giantess named Inma, and the two will join together to fight the villains of the picture, who will be creatures called the “Storm Giants.”While the classic story is English in origin, the film will reportedly be reset in Spain, during a period of time known as the Age of Exploration.

The one-word title has become an increasingly popular trend among Disney films. Previous examples have been retitling their adaptation of the Grimm Brothers “Rapunzel” into "Tangled" or Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen” into "Frozen." As with "Frozen," this trend has often been justified as a way of showcasing the film to be a loose adaptation of the source material, which seems to be the case here.

What is going on behind the scenes?

According to Cinema Blend, Pixar alumniMeg LeFauve is attached to the project to work as a co-director on the upcoming project with Nathan Greno, and will also serve as an overseer.The film’s official release date is November 21, 2018.

That said, the project has been known to have changed its intended release date before, originally shooting for a release next year, and at one point extending it to March 2018, so it is unknown if this is set in stone either.

This would not be Disney’s first attempt at adapting the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale, even from a theatrical standpoint, as the story was previously retold in one of the segments of the film, "Fun and Fancy Free," titled "Mickey and the Beanstalk," which had cast Disney mascot Mickey Mouse in the Jack role, having to rescue a Magic Harp from a villainous giant.

The theatrical trailer for the film can be watched below:

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