If the marketing campaign for The BFG simply drew attention to Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and director Steven Spielberg, we’d be there on day one. Bringing together three of the finest storytellers in the business, the House of Mouse has peeled back the curtain – against the command of Mrs. Clonkers, mind you – to reveal the film’s very first teaser trailer.
Thrusting Mark Rylance into the title role as the big and friendly giant, today’s snippet essentially acts as the prologue of Dahl’s beloved and wondrous tale, introducing Sophie and the orphanage before Rylance’s bumbling behemoth stumbles into view. “And that is where our story begins,” whispers Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), as an outstretched arm plucks her from the relative safety of her bed and into the fabled Giant Country.
It’s been a long time coming, but now Spielberg’s live-action take on Roald Dahl’s seminal fantasy is inching closer and closer to release, and it’s brought a stellar cast along for the journey. Alongside Rylance and Banrhill – who will lend the adaptation’s its core dynamic – The BFG will also feature Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader and Penelope Wilton.
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG will lumber into theaters on July 1, 2016, where we’ll no doubt be treated to snozzcumbers and whizzpopping aplenty.
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.