The full-length trailer gives us a better look at the adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical story. A 10-year-old Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is whisked away by a big, friendly giant (voice of Oscar winner Mark Rylance) to Giant Country. Why her? "Because I hears your lonely heart," he rumbles.
Unfortunately, not all giants are so friendly and kind and well-meaning. Some like to feast on people, and it's up to Sophie and her BFG to save her kind from them.
Spielberg is a master of these kinda scary, coming-of-age kid stories ("E.T." anyone?), and posted a special message about the movie on Facebook:
Steven Spielberg is live from Amblin Entertainment and he has a very special announcement! #GiantsAreComing
Posted by Walt Disney Studios on Tuesday, April 5, 2016
"The BFG" opens in theaters on July 1.
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Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all. Read More