After his Oscar season hit, Bridge of Spies, last year Steven Spielberg is set to return to the world of childhood imagination and fantasy with his newest film, The BFG, based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl. Starring Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, and more, from a screenplay by the late great, Melissa Mathison as well, it’s shaping up to be one of the dark horses of this year’s summer blockbuster season, with the potential to either be a breakout hit, or disappointing miss.
A new trailer for the film was released online today as well, which not only gives more insight into the film’s story and characters, but also into its special effects and world, which if I’m being honest, don’t look all that great at the moment. Especially some of the giants.
Watch the new trailer right here:
Spielberg commented on the film’s story and themes as well, teasing the following:
“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.”
Mark Rylance seems incapable of giving a bad performance at this point, and even when mixed with some sketchy CGI effects, he still manages to bring an emotion and subtlety to his character here, from the looks of it at least. I love most of the visuals and I think that Spielberg finally returning to the kind of blockbuster world that he made a name for himself in should be cause for celebration at this point. I just hope they manage to work on some of these special effects before the film’s theatrical release later this year.
The BFG will be released theatrically on July 1st.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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