Who knew they were making a new Jack and the Beanstalk? This was news to me. Wasn't the creepy Jack and the Beanstalk directed by Barry Mahon kind of the definitive voice on the subject? Despite that fact, Variety is reporting that they're going ahead with an update anyway.

Colin Ford has been tapped to play the lead in this new version that is being made. The tale takes a twist of sorts. In Ford's upcoming remake, he plays Jack, a boring, wimpy kid who must perform a heroic deed or face being kicked out of Fairytale School.

Christopher Lloyd and Cheri Oteri are co-starring in the comedy. Gary Tunnicliffe will direct. The movie is set to go into production soon in Los Angeles.