A childhood favorite is coming to the Big Screen this summer! The BFG, based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl that sparks the imagination and brings Giants to life. Like many of Dahl’s other books, The BFG (or Big Friendly giant) centers around a small child who experiences magnificent things and is surrounded by this fantastic world. His books, and the movies based off of them are great for children but often are endearing to adults as well. We’re more than excited to have one of our childhood favorite movies coming to theaters on July 1st, and Disney has released a new trailer for the movie that just makes us more excited!
In case you never read the book here is more about The BFG:
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 Snozzcumber 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.
Check out the brand new Trailer for The BFG below:
Director Steven Spielberg also made a special announcement about The BFG from Amblin Entertainment – check it out below!