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Disney’s ‘The BFG’ gets a new, nostalgia-packed trailer

Adapted by the writer and director who brought you 'E.T.,' this Roald Dahl movie looks like a modern classic.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 16, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 6:50 pm CDT

The trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s The BFG is a guaranteed tearjerker, combining childhood nostalgia with cutting edge visual effects.

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The Roald Dahl classic follows a young girl who befriends a giant nicknamed BFG (for “big friendly giant”), a soft-hearted vegetarian from a society of man-eating monsters.

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Spielberg’s live action adaptation stars British theater actor Mark Rylance, who won an Oscar this year for Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. Newcomer Ruby Barnhill plays the young orphan Sophie.

With a screenplay adapted by E.T. scribe Melissa Mathison, we hope this turns out to be the modern classic Roald Dahl fans deserve.

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*First Published: May 16, 2016, 8:33 am CDT