The inner children in whole generations rejoice over another look at “The BFG” taking many back to their childhoods as excitement builds for the new movie venture.
This summer will show audiences the relationship between an orphaned girl Sophie and an awkward yet friendly giant, characters taken from Roald Dahl’s beloved book, The BFG. The on screen adaption takes the same name as the novel and will be directed by Steven Spielberg. Coming back to the family entertainment genre, Spielberg will most likely see great success with the project, which has sparked excitement across the country from the look at the teaser poster for the film.
Disney and Dreamworks has come together again and released the first poster for the film that show Sophie, played by Ruby Barnhill, standing at the feet of the Big Friendly Giant (BFG), who is played by Mark Rylance. Everything about the design of the poster showcases a very light and airy atmosphere with the story, focusing on bright and luminescent colors. The light that surrounds the young girl gives a warm and ethereal look to her, but the poster does not give a glimpse as to what the BFG looks like.
Many of Dahl’s works have been made into films, but this particular story was only adapted to an animated TV movie in 1989, and the story has been in development since 1991. Finally 20 years later the public got to see a trailer, released in December, of Spielberg’s big-budget live action version of the classic tale. The teaser doesn’t show much of the giant but the few parts show CGI that details the darker sides of the story, but the poster balances the darker elements of the trailer with the lighter side of the story. Spielberg shows agreement with this light and dark element in a statement he made about the author, “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light”. Spielberg continues to state that the very combination of such elements is what drew him to depict the novel onto the big screen. This is the director’s first movie with Disney and saw him working together again with Melissa Mathison since their collaboration on “E.T the Extra Terrestrial”, who wrote the screenplay for “The BFG”, however she passed away last November.
With a powerful cast of Barnhill, Rylance, Bill Hader, Jermaine Clement, and so many more Spielberg promises a masterful story that weaves together Dahl’s acclaimed storytelling and Spielberg’s cinematic magic. The movie will be coming to theaters in the United States, July 1st 2016 and July 22nd in the UK.