Full trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG online


by James White |
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Following on from the teaser that hit back in December, here at last comes the full trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale, The Big Friendly Giant, or The BFG for short.

Not that there's much short in this world (aside from young orphan Sophie, played by relative newcomer Ruby Barnhill). The new footage starts much as the original did, with Sophie awake at the "witching hour" – three in the morning, according to her – and suddenly snatched up by the title character, brought to life via performance capture by Oscar winner Mark Rylance.

And so we're off to Giant Country, as Sophie discovers a whole new world of friendship with her enormous new pal, some wondrous vistas and the appropriate amount of danger. Especially since the giant she knows is considered a runt by his fellows – including Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) – who are always on the look out for tasty "human beans" to eat. The BFG, meanwhile, prefers to dine on snozzcumbers, and spends his nights sending good dreams into kids' brains.

With a script by Spielberg's late, lamented E.T. collaborator Melissa Mathison, The BFG will be in UK cinemas on July 22. If you want more from the director himself, check out his video on Facebook talking about the movie.

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