Nicholas Hoult in a scene from "Jack the Giant Slayer"
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Giant Slayer latest fairytale to be given Hollywood makeover

24 March 2013 Last updated at 09:26 GMT

Jack the Giant Slayer hits cinemas this weekend. It is a film based on the old English fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk.

It is just one of a string of adventures currently being produced in Hollywood which stem from our childhood bedtime stories.

Joe Tidy has been to find out why such tales are proving to be successful on the big screen.