With the film’s launch at the Cannes film festival, the BFG has a new trailer. not only that, we also have been sent the second image. This time we see the BFG & Sophie together on one of their adventures.
I still have a problem with our main character in the film but this trailer is making me love the classic character even more. It is now starting to become a part of this character and not of what we remember our Friendly Giant to look like.
The BFG, 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 and Fleshlumpeater 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 Snozzcumbers 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.
Dreaming into UK cinemas July 22, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.
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