If you grew up learning
some all of your most important life lessons from the works of Roald Dahl, "The BFG" was probably a BFD to you. (Same.)
So, you were probably cautiously optimistic when Disney hired Steven Spielberg to adapt a live-action version of the story, following up on the 1989 animated version. Well, the first teaser trailer for the pic dropped on Wednesday (Dec. 9), and you can officially put all fears to bed -- except for the obvious giant creature-induced spine tingle, of course -- because so far this movie looks appropriately fantastic.
In the teaser, BB insomniac book-lover Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) wanders around her bleak and eerily silent orphanage at 3:00 a.m. -- aka, the witching hour -- and goes against all reasonable advisement to take a peek outside to check out the source of a noise, eventually finding herself introduced to the BFG aka The Big Friendly Giant (played by Mark Rylance).
The BFG considers himself the good guy because he doesn't eat children, which ... yeah, that's a strong positive by anyone's standards. Plus, he takes it upon himself to warn kiddos about the other giants who do dine on children in hopes of warning them.
The adventure will later take Sophie to the as-yet-unpictured Giant Country and Dream Country and then introduce her to things like snozzcumbers and frobscottles and a scary Big Bad ominously named Fleshlumpeater.
Can. Not. Wait.
"The BFG" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 1, 2016. Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader also star.