From James and the Giant Peach to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Matilda, Roald Dahl's many novels prove he knew better than most the very specific innocence that goes hand in hand with being a kid. His stories sparked the imagination of at least a few generations — whether you dreamed about flying around in giant fruit, finding a golden ticket, having super powers, or all three and more, it all boiled down to the same brand of wonder.
From the looks of the new trailer for the film adaptation of The BFG, that wonder is still very much alive for a new generation. Dedicated to Dahl's late daughter Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis when she was just 7, the story follows a young orphan girl, Sophie, as she encounters a 24-foot-tall giant named The BFG (Big Friendly Giant).
What follows is an unlikely friendship, dream catching, adventure, and snozzcumbers. In other words, it's vintage Dahl. Powered by CGI and the voice acting of Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, and more, the film should bring that whimsy to life in a big, friendly way (get it?).