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The BFG - First teaser poster revealed


Story by Jack Foley

THE first gloriumptious teaser poster for Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated live-action blockbuster The BFG has just been released – and it’s suitably impressive.

The poster features a teaser of the Big Friendly Giant (played by Oscar nominee Mark Rylance) and his unlikely friend Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) before their giant adventure hits the big screen on July 22, 2016.

The talents of two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG to life.

The BFG is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

“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,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.

Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, The BFG (or Big Friendly Giant) was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since.

Dahl’s books, which also include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Fantastic Mr. Fox, are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide.

Originally created as a bedtime story, The BFG was Dahl’s own favourite of all his stories.

“It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, wrote The BFG.”

The BFG stars three-time Tony Award® and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Downton Abbey), Jemaine Clement (Rio 2, The Flight of the Conchords), Rebecca Hall (The Gift, Iron Man 3), Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Prometheus) and Bill Hader (Inside Out, Trainwreck).

The BFG opens in cinemas on July 22, 2016 – the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.