The BFG — Teaser Trailer


added: Wed, Dec 9th '15

One of the world's most revered children's book authors and one of the world's most revered film directors are coming together for a new Disney fantasy movie. And from the looks of it, it's going to be big ... like, really, really big!

Check out the very first teaser trailer for "The BFG," director Steven Spielberg's forthcoming film adaptation of British author Roald Dahl's 1982 fantasy book about a young orphan girl named Sophie who one night encounters a Big Friendly Giant (aka the "BFG"), who unexpectedly takes her to his home in Giant Country.

Introducing newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, the live-action film features a talented cast that includes Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), all of whom are attached to play giants. Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) also star.

Adapted for the screen by "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" screenwriter Melissa Mathison (who sadly passed away last month in November at age 65 from neuroendocrine cancer), "The BFG" will be coming to theaters next summer, July 1, 2016.

The talents of three of the world's greatest storytellers -- Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg -- finally unite to bring Dahl's beloved classic "The BFG" to life.

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 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   Steven Spielberg

starring   Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton

release date   July 1, 2016

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