The latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s vision of The BFG focusses on the Big and Giant.
Spielberg and Disney team up to bring Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel The BFG to the big screen this summer. Sophie is an orphan who befriends an unlikely ally in the form of a 24 foot tall giant.
He is kind and gentle and considered something of an outcast by the others of his kind as – unlike them – he refuses to eat little boys and girls. Follow Sophie and The BFG as they journey through the pitfalls and perils of Giant Country.
The BFG is due to open in cinemas on the 1st of July in the U.S. whilst the U.K. waits until July the 22nd. Other regions check IMDB for release dates.
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.
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.