The BFG comes to life in the captivating new trailer for Disney’s new live-action film.
Roald Dahl‘s beloved children’s book has been transformed into a movie by director Steven Spielberg.
The classic story follows a little girl named Sophie who leads the big, friendly giant and the Queen of England on a mission to stop giants from eating children.
The trailer begins by focusing on Sophie in the dimly lit dormitory of the orphanage where she lives.
‘It was the witching hour when the boogeyman comes out, when people go missing,’ the young girl says, as a shadow of a huge figure appears at the window.
‘The girls say the witching hour arrives at midnight. I think it comes at three in the morning, when I’m the only one left awake. Like always. Like now.’Sophie is then shown reading a book with a torch under the cover of a blanket, but she looks up when she hears a clatter outside.
‘Never get out of bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain,’ she says, as she does those three exact things.Outside, Sophie sees a group of cats yowling after a metal trash can gets knocked over, and stares on in shock as a large hand grabs it and pulls it out of sight.
We are then shown just the BFG’s eyes as he looks up at Sophie, who can’t help but gasp.Viewers then see the young girl hurrying back to her bed, where she hides under the covers, as the hooded figure of the giant strides over to the orphanage window.
The BFG then reaches a huge hand through the window, and the scene cuts just as he is about to snatch up Sophie.
The teaser trailer ends with the little girl telling the audience: ‘And that is where our story begins.’Ruby Barnhill, 11, is taking on the role of Sophie, while Mark Rylance is portraying The BFG.
The film also stars Bill Hader as a giant, Penelope Wilton as The Queen (based on Elizabeth II), and Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid.
The project is Disney’s first-ever Spielberg-directed film.
Spielberg previously said:
‘In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end of a number of films for The Walt Disney Company, but never as a director.
‘It is a special joy to be in the director’s chair as we start The BFG, alongside my long-time friends and film collaborators Kathy Kennedy, who introduced me to this project, Frank Marshall and Melissa Mathison.
‘Together with them and Disney, there are many reasons why I am so excited about this joint venture.’
The BFG is set for release on July 1, 2016.
Culled From: MailOnline
Video Credit: Disney Movie Trailers