Walt Disney Company has released a new trailer of Steven Spielberg-directed The BFG, a day after the movie received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival where it premiered. The movie has been adapted from a children's book by the same written by Roald Dahl that was published in 1982.
The movie is set in the land of giants, where a little girl by the name Sophie, played by Ruby Barnhill, is kidnapped by a giant who has the ability to catch dreams and put them into sleeping children's rooms.
The trailer begins with Sophie pleading with the giant not to eat her. "Please don't eat me!" the little girl pleads. "You think because I'm a giant that I'm a man-gobbling cannibal?" the giant replies with a laugh.
The next clip shows the giant introduce himself to Sophie. "You can call me the big friendly giant." Despite the intimidating appearance, the giant turns out to be kind-hearted and friendly. Mark Rylance's giant will be an outcast among other bigger giants and hulks as he does not eat humans.
Sophie and the giant quickly become friends but their friendship is put to the test when the hulks come for the little girl. One of the scenes in the trailer shows the hulks toss around the giant in order to learn the little girl's location.
"In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end of a number of films for The Walt Disney Company, but never as a director," Spielberg said in 2015, according to Comingsoon.
"It is a special joy to be in the director's chair as we start 'The BFG,' alongside my long-time friends and film collaborators Kathy Kennedy, who introduced me to this project, Frank Marshall and Melissa Mathison. Together with them and Disney, there are many reasons why I am so excited about this joint venture."
The cast of the movie includes Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rafe Spall and Penelope Wilton.
The film opens in the UK on 22 July and in the US on 1 July.