New Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ is Here

Steven Spielberg’s Adaptation

Hot on the heels of the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Walt Disney Pictures has released the new trailer for director Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale The BFG – meaning The Big Friendly Giant.

Starring Oscar winner Mark Rylance as a giant in a motion capture performance and newcomer Ruby Barnhill, the film explores the friendship between a young orphan and the titular creature who takes her on an adventure.

The cast also includes Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton, and Rebecca Hall. The BFG opens on July 1st. Check out the new trailer below.

I think they still haven’t quite figured out CGI faces. You can view the new poster as well.

Steven Spielberg’s Adaptation

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. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” 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.