The BFG is an upcoming 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with Frank Marshall and Sam Mercer, and written by Melissa Mathison. It is based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, the second adaption of the book following the 1989 direct-to-television film, and the first theatrical adaption.
The film stars Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant, a runt and avid dreamer, who kidnaps the orphan Sophie, played by Ruby Barnhill, as to accompany his loneliness and to help him on a mission; additional roles are played by Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Rafe Spall and Jemaine Clement.
Principal photography on the film began on March 23, 2015. The film is a co-production between Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media, and The Kennedy/Marshall Company. The film is scheduled to be released in the Disney Digital 3-D and RealD 3D and standard theatrical formats on July 1, 2016 through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends a friendly giant named the BFG (Mark Rylance) as they set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.