Disney's 'The BFG' Gets A New Trailer & Poster; Plus The First Reviews From Cannes
By Matt O.
Coming just a day after the premiere of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale The BFG premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Disney has released a brand new poster and trailer for the film! The first reviews for the film have also hit the web now after the premiere at Cannes and as of now the film is getting mostly mixed/positive reviews with IndieWIRE saying "The BFG is Spielberg by the numbers - and likely to please viewers looking for just that.", and The Guardian "The BFG is big friendly giant of a film from a director who knows how to make films on that note and on that scale.". With The Film Stage warning that “those expecting something for the whole family here may feel a little let down.”
The film stars newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemine Clement, Penelope Wilton, and Rebecca Hall. Check out the wonderful new trailer and poster, then sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.
Here's the official synopsis:
"The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. 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."
The BFG is set to hit theaters on July 1st.