The author of cult limited comic series I Kill Giants has confirmed via Twitter that the film adaptation has now begun principal photography.
Joe Kelly, who also scripted the film, wrote on Tuesday: “In other news, #IKillGiants has begun principal shooting today. So excited, so proud and so lucky I met @ken_niimura!”
The Conjuring 2’s Madison Wolfe heads the film as Barbara, a young teen who hides from the real world, spending her time playing Dungeons & Dragons and the like. The fantasy worlds conjured by such games begin to get a whole lot more real however, when their monsters break through into real life.
The big name cast also features Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots. With filming now underway, we can no doubt expect more casting news very soon.
I Kill Giants marks the feature debut of director Anders Walter, who has made a number of short dramas in his native Denmark. It is produced by its own giant, in the form of Hollywood big-hitter Chris Columbus, known for directing Home Alone and a couple of Harry Potters, as well as writing ‘80s classics Gremlins and The Goonies.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)