You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Watch: Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ Grabs Hold of Your Imagination

Watch: Trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' Grabs Hold of Your Imagination

For his first live-action 3D outing, director Steven Spielberg is going big. Really big. Spielberg has taken on the classic Roald Dahl story “The BFG” to tell the story of a magical land populated by massive personalities. The giant-sized story features a number of beloved actors for its stacked voice cast, including newbie Oscar winner Mark Rylance, Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement. The new feature is rumored to bow at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but it will assuredly be available for theatrical consumption come summer.

Per the film’s official synopsis: “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.”

READ MORE: Cannes Wish List: 44 Films We Hope Make the Festival’s 2016 Lineup

Moreover, “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 Queen Victoria (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.”

Check out a new trailer for the massive tale up above.

“The BFG” will open on July 1.

This Article is related to: News and tagged ,