Mark Rylance’s big, clumsy and really rather friendly giant whisks us off to Giant Country in today’s delightful full-length trailer for The BFG.
Brought to life by Steven Spielberg – and based on Roald Dahl’s time-honoured classic – the snippet not only gives us a comprehensive peek at Giant Country, Dream Country, Snozzcumbers and Whizzpopping, but it also spotlights the core, endearing relationship between Rylance’s towering vegetarian and Sophie, played here by Ruby Barnhill.
Abducted from her orphanage, and away from the claws of a certain Mrs. Clonkers, Sophie’s adventure is one that involves everything from Bloodbottler giants to the Queen of England, and we can hardly wait to see Spielberg’s rendition grace the silver screen in a few months’ time.
Yes, a live-action take on The BFG certainly ruffled a few feathers when it was first announced, but with the creative duo of Spielberg at Disney harnessing Dahl’s coming-of-age yarn, we can rest assured that the adaptation is in safe hands.
“This is where out story begins.” Disney’s The BFG will lumber into theaters on July 1. Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader and Penelope Wilton also star.
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.