The Roald Dahl-based movie will be in cinemas on July 22
A full trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s movie version of Roald Dahl‘s The BFG has been launched ahead of the movie arriving in cinemas in July.
Much like the 1982 book, the Disney film follows an orphan – played by relatively unknown actress Ruby Barnhill – plucked from her home by a lone big, friendly giant, who needs her help keeping his human-hungry siblings from eating children.
English actor Mark Rylance stars as the BFG, making the movie his second straight collaboration with Spielberg after they worked together on last year’s Tom Hanks thriller Bridge Of Spies. Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, and Jemaine Clement make up the rest of the cast. Spielberg has also been working on a screenplay by E.T. writer Melissa Mathison, who died in November. The film is due for release next summer.
The earlier, teaser trailer released in December can be viewed here.
View the new BFG trailer via YouTube, below:
Disney have also launched a Facebook post in which the director talks about the movie, with Spielberg saying “We had a chance to free our imaginations.” He adds “This is the first time I’ve had a chance to direct a film for Walt Disney company, and I’m very proud of that.”
“I think Roald Dahl shares that legacy with Walt Disney. His stories have enchanted, frightened but always rescued us from our fears in the end. I think The BFG is a perfect companion to a lot of the films Disney have made, and a lot of the films I have made.”
He concludes. “I’m very proud to show the next installment. It won’t be the last one, but another trailer for The BFG.”
View the Facebook video below:
Steven Spielberg is live from Amblin Entertainment and he has a very special announcement! #GiantsAreComing
Posted by Walt Disney Studios on Tuesday, 5 April 2016