Disney’s “The BFG” just released their teaser trailer. Off topic, I can’t believe how many different acronyms people could make up for BFG! If you are a kid, you should think of the book or the cartoon! The movie is about a big friendly giant where the main character is first afraid of…but than realizes that he isn’t scary at all! If you haven’t checked out the kid’s book you definitely should check it out! I was just sent the book from Disney and will be starting it with my daughter soon!
I was just in LA for the Star Wars Press Junket and while interviewing Kathleen Kennedy (executive producer), she did mention this movie:
“The BFG is something that I had spent years off and on developing. Many, many, years. And I must say many, many conversations with Steven (Spielberg) who I kept saying, ‘This is really right for you.’ And then, of course, within I would say a month after I decided to take over Lucasfilm he called me up and he goes, ‘You know, I read the script again and I really wanna make the movie.’ And I was, like, ready to go through the phone and strangle him! But not only having Steven involved in this but the fact that technology has caught up with making the film, is really quite spectacular. What he’s doing with this is gonna be pretty mind-blowing and very emotional. And sadly we had Melissa Mathison pass away, recently. She wrote the script and she did E.T. and so I think people are going to be incredibly pleased with how this movie turns out.”
As for the movie, this is a fantasy based on Dahl’s book. He is one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He is known for many things like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”! With Stephen Spielberg and an Executive Producer like Kathleen Kennedy, I can’t WAIT to see what this movie does for the entertainment summer releases! What an amazing team to create another new magical Disney movie!