The latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG has arrived, offering up a deep dive into the fantastical world of the giants and their weirdly disgusting vegetables.
Based on Roald Dahl’s classic story of the same name, the film finds Spielberg working in his family friendly sweet spot, telling the story of a young girl who befriends a giant and gets to visit Giant Country. The Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) is much nicer than the typical inhabitants of Giant Country, and runs afoul of the much bigger and scarier Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement). They also like to eat humans, which doesn’t sit well with The BFG and his new little pal.
Here’s an excerpt from the film’s synopsis:
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.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
The BFG opens wide on July 1.