The BFG could stand for Big Freakin' Giant, but it's actually the acronym for Big Friendly Giant. The BFG is only 24 feet tall, eats snozzcumber vegetables and drinks fizzy frobscottle, which might sound intimidating, but his fellow giants Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) are twice as big and eat humans, preferably children.
Based on Roald Dahl's best-selling novel, Disney's The BFG tells the story of a young girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who is plucked from her orphanage by the BFG (Mark Rylance) and taken to Giant Country. When asked why he chose her, he replies, "Because I hears your lonely heart."
Check out the newly released second trailer here:
This film is directed by three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg and the screenplay was written by the late Melissa Mathison. The cast also includes Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall.
I can only image just how terrified little Sophie must be!
Just when you thought everything was alright, you face the possibility of being turned into dinner. Thankfully, Sophie learns that the BFG doesn't eat humans like other giants.
Giant Country looks like a gorgeous and enchanting place.
Sophie and the BFG share a sweet, tender moment.
“It was very important for us to be loyal to the language and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote ‘The BFG.’”
'The BFG' hits theaters on July 1.