The BFG — Full-Length Trailer


added: Tue, Apr 5th '16

Sure, "Bridge of Spies," "Lincoln," and "War Horse" were all terrific dramas. But, if we're being honest with ourselves, what we truly want from director Steven Spielberg are fun adventure films involving monsters.

Well, good news. This summer, Spielberg will be returning to his fantasy roots with the much anticipated "The BFG." It's a Disney film adaptation of the 1982 children's book by legendary British author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). And it tells the fantastical story of a young orphan girl who is taken to a hidden magical world after meeting a 24-foot-tall gentle giant.

British actor Mark Rylance, who just won an Oscar for his role in Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," provides the voice of the Big Friendly Giant, a.k.a. The BFG. Meanwhile, newcomer Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie, the bespectacled youngster who is taken from her orphanage and brought to the land of Giants by the cloak-wearing BFG.

The film, which also stars Rebecca Hall and features the voices of Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement, was adapted by Melissa Mathison, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Spielberg's timeless alien-meets-boy classic "E.T." Sadly, Mathison died last year from cancer. "The BFG" is her final film.

Slated to open everywhere on July 1st, "The BFG" has received a new full-length trailer, watch it above.

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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