Disney has released the official trailer for The BFG, director Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of the 1982 Roald Dahl story of the same name, which is set to release later this year fairly close to the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. A teaser trailer for the movie was released back in December of last year, and can viewed right here if you missed it.
The new trailer gives us a much better look at the movie and the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) himself (played by recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance), and perhaps even some BNSFG (Bigger Not So Friendly Giants).
Check out the trailer and a poster and read more about the movie below.
The talents of three of the worldâ€™s greatest storytellers â€“ Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg â€“ finally unite to bring Dahlâ€™s beloved classic â€œThe BFGâ€ to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disneyâ€™s â€œThe BFGâ€ tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. 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 Sophieâ€™s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see Queen Victoria (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.
Directed by three-time Academy AwardÂ® winner Steven Spielberg (â€œSchindlerâ€™s List,â€ â€Saving Private Ryanâ€) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (â€œE.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,â€ â€œThe Black Stallionâ€) based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl, â€œThe BFGâ€ stars three-time Tony AwardÂ® and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (â€œBridge of Spies,â€ â€œWolf Hallâ€), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (â€œThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,â€ â€œDownton Abbeyâ€), Jemaine Clement (â€œRio 2,â€ â€œThe Flight of the Conchordsâ€), Rebecca Hall (â€œThe Gift,â€ â€œIron Man 3â€), Rafe Spall (â€œThe Big Short,â€ â€œPrometheusâ€) and Bill Hader (â€œInside Out,â€ â€œTrainwreckâ€). The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (â€œJurassic World,â€ â€œThe Bourne Ultimatumâ€) and Sam Mercer (â€œSnow White and the Huntsman,â€ â€œThe Sixth Senseâ€) with Kathleen Kennedy (â€œStar Wars: The Force Awakens,â€ â€œLincolnâ€), John Madden (â€œThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,â€ â€œShakespeare in Loveâ€), Kristie Macosko Krieger (â€œBridge of Spies,â€ â€œLincolnâ€), Michael Siegel (â€œCharlie and the Chocolate Factory,â€ â€œRise of the Guardiansâ€), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers.
The BFG is set to be released in theaters on July 1st.