Source: Disney Movie Trailers | Posted By: Dan Geer


An amazing new teaser for Disney’s The BFG, starring Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader and Mark Rylance, has landed online, and it comes to me totally unexpected! Based on the popular Roald Dahl book, and directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, this story tells us of a Big Friendly Giant than takes a little girl away off to “the wonders and perils of Giant Country.” It hits theaters next summer. Check it out after the jump!

Official Synopsis:

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.

I wouldn’t be nearly as interested in this had I not seen the teaser, and did not know that this is a Disney and Spielberg production. Disney has had a great track record as of late (even box office “flops” like John Carter and The Lone Ranger were actually quite good, even though they’re not considered “successes”), and bringing in Steven Spielberg to direct is something that Disney has never done before, and he is well known for bringing great performances out of kids in leading roles.

This just looks fantastic, and I cannot wait to see it next summer!

The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader and Mark Rylance, hits theaters July 1, 2016!

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