Directed by Steven Spielberg, Disney presents a new movie adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children’s book, The BFG.
It’s a story that bridges generations, I loved Roald Dahl‘s book about The BFG – The Big Friendly Giant – as a kid, and my own daughters have embraced the tale too. Centreing around a 10 year old orphan from London named Sophie (after the author’s first granddaughter, author and former fashion model Sophie Dahl) and her unusual relationship with a 24 foot giant, the film will take viewers on a journey to Giant Country where not all of the inhabitants are as friendly as the titular character.
Enjoy this first look and find out more on facebook. The BFG is due in cinemas from July 2016.
Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” 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 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.