Steven Spielberg is, arguably, one of the biggest and best directors working today, having crafted such magical and iconic films like Jurassic Park, E.T and more. His next project will unite him with another masterful storyteller, Roald Dahl, for the big-screen adaption of The BFG - which has a new trailer.

I was a huge fan of Roald Dahl growing up, with the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe Twits and The BFG all playing a big part in my childhood. Meanwhile, Spielberg is one of my favourite directors, with his projects having done similar - inspired me and sparked my love for cinema. Now, this year, Dahl's classic novel, The BFG, is set to receive a live-action reimagining and what better way to tell such a creative, iconic story - from an equally creative and iconic storyteller - than by giving it to another renowned, creative and iconic storyteller, Steven Spielberg.

Disney have debuted a brand-new trailer for the forthcoming adaptation of the classic novel and it is truly wonderful. The last reveal didn't give much away but this trailer sets up the premise more and introduces us to Mark Rylance's eponymous giant and takes us into Giant Land too. The trailer is mysterious and has a magical feel to it and the film looks visually stunning and, of course, directed with such elegance - as expected.

Here's the film's official synopsis:
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. 
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “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.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
With Steven Spielberg at the helm, and starring Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton and Bill Hader, The BFG is set to hit cinemas on July 22nd, 2015.

Check out the trailer below:

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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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