We are SO excited about this one
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Matilda – these are just some of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novels that have been adapted into equally brilliant films. And this year, we can add another one to the list… The BFG.
The BFG made it’s big Cannes Film Festival
Wolf Hall’s Mark Rylance) who collects dreams and introduces Sophie to the magical world of Giant Country. When they realise that the evil giants plan on invading England, they must unite and join forces with the Queen of England herself (played by Downton Abbey’s Mrs. Crawley, Penelope Wilton) to bring them down.
Previously, the film gave fans an early Christmas present when late in 2015, they dropped the first teaser for the new adaptation.
Originally written as a bedtime story, The BFG was first published in 1982, but has gone on to become a favourite of kids of all ages – and even us adults, too.
And who better to adapt it than three-time Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg? The famed director extraordinaire took on the project after realizing how important it was for Dahl’s book to ‘empower children’ and show that ‘even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems’. His previous efforts in directing children’s films include classics like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Hook, so expect some stellar film sets and a tug at the heartstrings.
Excited for some childhood nostalgia? The BFG will be released in the UK on July 22nd 2016, marking the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. We can’t wait.