Farm boy Jack heads into town to sell his horse and cart. He encounters a monk bearing a pouch of stolen beans. "Those beans have the power to change the world. Don't lose them and whatever you do, don't get them wet!" the holy man instructs Jack. That night, a sudden deluge of rain causes one of the seeds to take root and a beanstalk rises terrifyingly into the sky, taking with it Jack's home and Princess Isabelle, who happens to be passing in the downpour.
- Bryan Singer