The Cannes film festival is currently underway in France and one of the big films that received its world premiere the other day was Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel, The BFG. Now,  following up from that, a new trailer and poster for the film have released.

The first reviews for Disney's forthcoming film have arrived and, for the most part, they seem to be pretty positive. The general consensus is that Spielberg's latest is a visually stunning and pretty solid return to his family roots that captures the fantastical and wondrous aspect of his earlier projects and the novel itself. However, some reviews have also said that, despite this, it's a little too toned down and aimed at children and not quite as accessible for the whole family and lacks much narrative.

Disney have debuted a brand-new trailer for the forthcoming adaptation of the classic novel and it is truly wonderful. The last trailer introduced to Mark Rylance's eponymous giant and took us into Giant Land and this latest trailer gives us more of that, teasing Rylance's relationship with newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie and showing off more of the magical, visual element of the project too. It's a very fun and heart-warming and promising reveal and, regardless of what any of the reviews are saying, this looks like another GIANT (see what I did there?) hit for Disney.

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 and poster 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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