Wednesday 22 January 2020

WATCH: Steven Spielberg's enchanting trailer for live action big screen adaptation of BFG

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg's big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved BFG has landed.

It tells the magical story of a young girl and the giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

Why did you take me?" says 10-year-old Sophie. He replies, "Because I hears your lonely heart."

We're enraptured already.

The giant is voiced by Mark Rylance with other giants voiced by Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement.

“It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems," says Spielberg.

The screenplay is written by Melissa Mathison of ET and The Black Stallion fame and the film opens in Irish cinemas on July 22, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth.

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