Courtney Smith
December 09, 2015 9:19 am

Another classic read is getting the big-screen treatment and the trailer for this one looks absolutely perfect.

Disney, Steven Spielberg, and Roald Dahl’s words have teamed up to bring Dahl’s 1982 book to movie theaters in 2016. The BFG (that’s Big Friendly Giant, in case you somehow skipped this children’s book) gives us a look into the world of bespeckled British orphan Sophie, who meets a friendly child-eating giant and goes on the adventure of a lifetime.

The set up, in the trailer released today, made our eyes go wide. It’s a mix of live action and CGI that tells us about Sophie and the BFG’s first encounter; not exactly one Sophie was seeking out.

This premise and these characters are sure to enter your mind the next time you’re awake at 3 a.m., which Sophie thinks is the witching hour. But, fans of the book will already know, it’s other giants and not the BFG who will give Sophie trouble. “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,” Disney explains on YouTube.

The BFG himself is played by Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl) while other less friendly giants will be played by Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement. Sophie is played by Ruby Barnhill, in her big screen debut.

The BFG is headed for theaters in July 2016. We can’t wait!

Related reading: 

Disney’s ‘The BFG’ is bringing our childhood bookworm dreams to life

Childhood lessons we learned from Roald Dahl

[Image via YouTube]

You May Like