A new trailer for The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story, has been released. This was always set to be Spielberg’s next film after Bridge of Spies and (hopefully) before Ready Player One, which is in pre-production.
Here is the trailer:
For those unfamiliar with the story, here is the book synopsis for The BFG:
The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
There is definitely a Spielberg feel to the film, though traditional fantasy hasn’t been something the director has explored much in his career. The BFG stars Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, and Bridge of Spies‘ Mark Rylance as the giant. The film will be released July 1 next year.