We finally get to meet The BFG as Steven Spielberg brings his magic to the Roald Dahl classic.
Bringing to life Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant from the classic children’s novel The BFG – first printed 34 years ago in 1982 – Steven Spielberg directs this ‘big’ Disney family film.
Retelling the story of Sophie, an orphan girl from London who finds herself whisked away to Giant Country where she befriends The BFG. Unlike the other inhabitants of this oversized land the 24-foot tall giant is quite amicable. The movie will introduce a new generation to the whit and charm of Dahl’s original text full of magic and wonder.
The BFG is due to open in cinemas on the 1st of July in the U.S. whilst the U.K. waits until July the 22nd. Other regions check IMDB for release dates.
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.
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