My kids and I are obsessed with The BFG. We can’t wait to see this beloved story brought to life on the big screen. The BFG will be directed by Steven Speilberg too. Check out The BFG Official Trailer and Movie Poster below. THE BFG hits theaters everywhere on July 1st!
We think that Roald Dahl tells the very best stories! (Think Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and more!) He captivates audiences who both voracious readers and those that are are more typically reluctant readers too thanks to his creativity and writing style. Kenzie fell in love with this book last year when she read it in 3rd grade, and now I’m reading it aloud to Kyle, age 8. At the end of every chapter Kyle is begging for more!
Fun Facts About THE BFG story and movie
Did you know that THE BFG was originally created as a bedtime story and was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories?
“It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote ‘The BFG.’”
The BFG Official Trailer and Movie Poster
Love the tagline on the new poster too!
“From the human beans that brought you E.T. and the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda comes THE BFG!”
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THE BFG hits theaters everywhere on July 1st!
THE BFG Official Synopsis from Disney
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. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” 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.