Steven Spielberg’s newest film, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book ,The BFG, is only three months away from release. Disney released a teaser trailer for the film back in December, and today is the day that a full length trailer has finally emerged. The new trailer boasts elements of fantasy, spectacle and adventure, all things which have become synonymous with Spielberg’s oeuvre.
The BFG was first published in 1982, and this film has languished in development hell since 1991. The screenplay was written by Melissa Mathison, the writer of E.T., who sadly passed away last year. Mark Rylance stars as the titular character, and the cast will include supporting performances from Penelope Wilton, Bill Hader and Jeremy Clement.
I’m particularly excited for this film. It’s sort of like an amalgamation of so many things that were instrumental to me in my youth. Steven Spielberg’s work was what led me down the rabbit hole of cinephilia, and I often cite E.T. as being my favourite film. And weirdly enough, The BFG was actually the first book that I ever read as a child.
I think this one might be a winner.
The BFG will be released worldwide in July. Film will arrive in the US on July 1st, and July 22nd in the UK.
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