You guys!!! We’re so close to FINALLY seeing the long-awaited, sure to be epic, theatrical release of The BFG. Roald Dahl was my favorite author as a kid – his books were magical and meaningful in ways that touched my heart as a child, and even more so now as an adult. My most loved of his books though was The BFG and of all the amazing movies coming out this year, this may very well be the one I’m most looking forward to seeing.
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 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.
The BFG New Official Trailer 2
The BFG Cast and Filmmakers
- Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Producers: Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer
- Executive Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, John Madden, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Michael Siegel, Frank Smith, Naia Cucukov
- Screenplay by: Melissa Mathison
- Based upon the Book by: Roald Dahl
The BFG Official Trailer
Everything about this movie gives me chills in the best possible way. I already know I’m going to have my heart-warmed and will shed a few tears. The BFG has combined the ultimate trifecta of awesome – Disney, Roald Dahl, and Steven Spielberg. So hold your breath, cross your fingers, and here we go!
The BFG opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.