Disney has released our first full look at one of this summer's biggest blockbusters, The BFG. One of this summer's biggest blockbusters, The BFG. The film reunites Oscar winner Mark Rylance with director Steven Spielberg, the two worked together on last year's Best Picture nominee Bridge of Spies.
Spielberg also reunites with screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who wrote the screenplay for E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial, which you could make a strong case is Spielberg's best film. Mathison adapts Roald Dahl's novel about a Big Friendly Giant (Rylance) who befriends an orphan named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill).
This trailer gives us a much better look inside the incredible world the visual effects team has built. The original teaser only gave us an ominous glimpse at the titular character. The movie appears to have all the hallmarks of classic Spielberg: lonely kid protagonist? Check. Strange, misunderstood creature? Check. Incredible special effects? Check. I'm still a bit skeptical, since I've been cooler on Spielberg's recent work than most critics, but it's also been a very long time since he's made a movie aimed at kids. (I don't know if I would count The Adventures of Tintin necessarily.)