I remember reading THE BFG when I was in elementary school. I was such a big fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, that I pretty much wanted to read everything that Roald Dahl wrote. When I read THE BFG, I thought it would be really cool to have a giant for a friend. I mean, imagine how easy it would be to travel or get something off the top shelf?
I am pretty excited to see this one on the big screen and with Steven Spielberg directing I feel that he will knock it out of the park. Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.
It looks pretty cool, right? THE BFG comes out in theaters on July 1, 2016. Keep up to date with all the latest information by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This picture above is a great image of two of the world's greatest storytellers. This picture is pretty awesome because the little characters in front of the men are of the Gremlins series the Roald Dahl worked on with Walt Disney. I was lucky to have bought one of these books when they were reprinted and I highly recommend looking them up.
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.