This completely slipped under the radar for us!
In late 2014, we heard that Roald Dahl’s The Big Friendly Giant aka The BFG was going to be made into a movie. Perhaps whatever follow up news regarding the project was drowned out by the loud promotions of superhero flicks and long-awaited movie sequels, but rest assured that it did go according to plan.
That’s right. The BFG is indeed coming to the silver screen and there are teasers to prove it 🙂
Helmed by multiple award-winning director Steven Spielberg (of “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park” fame), the movie is co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, and Walden Media. The project will mark the first time that 3 of the world’s most renowned storytellers – Roald Dahl, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney – are coming together to bring one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved children’s novel to life.
“The BFG” stars Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, and Jemaine Clement.
The plot is as follows:
“10-year-old Sophie (played by Ruby Barnhill) is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (played by Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realises that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler (played by Bill Hader), Fleshlumpeater (played by Jemaine Clement) and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria (played by Penelope Wilton) to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.”
A teaser trailer has been released and although it doesn’t reveal too much about the movie, it does set the mood and tone for the adventure that’s about to take place.
So, you ready for your sneak peek? Watch the teaser trailer below:
“The BFG” is slated to be released on 1st July 2016.
For more information, hit up the movie’s Facebook page.