Whatever you do never go to the window or open the curtain just watch first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s Big Friendly Giant aka The BFG! Next Summer Roald Dahl’s classic tale will take a giant step onto our cinematic screens when an iconic author story is brought to life by an legendary filmmaker distributed by iconic studio Walt Disney Pictures...
The new promo runs just under 2 minutes whilst not revealing much, what it does is establish the films main character and teases a taster of that myth BFG has too. But was it me does this trailer have a Harry Potter feel to it? From the score, to the tone and look we expect from Potter world, nostalgic or sheer coincidence? We do love what we’re seeing and this is when 2 great storytellers come together, fans of Dahl know even his children’s books do have a dark undertone which the trailer plays on.
This film sees Spielberg team up with the star if his current film Bride Of Spies Mark Rylance. Rarely does he disappoint usually excels plays the titular character and this stage we don’t hear any dialogue, only snippets of footage but we know this role is perfect for the actor. It’s amazing to to think this is also Spielberg’s first official film working with Disney along with his live action 3D film too.
The BFG will opens in UK cinemas on July 22nd 2016, which marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.Co-starring Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Jermaine Clement, Rafe Spall and Penelope Wilton to name a few!
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Check out the full synopsis for The BFG…
The talents of two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.