Nicholas Hoult in a scene from "Jack the Giant Slayer"
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Hollywood lived happily ever after

Jack the Giant Slayer is just one of a string of adventures stemming from childhood bedtime stories being produced in Hollywood at the moment.

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.