I don’t usually cover trailers, but I just want to talk about this one. I said in my Bridge Of Spies movie that Steven Spielberg doesn’t feel like such a great director when he’s doing period dramas. But when he does a fantasy or adventure, the man is truly incredible. And I don’t think anybody can deny that. The man can make a good movie if he just has the proper foundation.
Enter Roald Dahl, one of… no, scratch that… My favorite author. He has such a vivid imagination and he’s so good at getting you to use your own imagination to the fullest of its ability. I still have all of his books and “The Witches” is still one of my all time favorites.
But as we all wait for Guillermo Del Toro to finally start production on that film, (If you’re thinking of seeing the Angelica Huston version, just don’t.) Steven Spielberg has taken it upon himself to adapt “The BFG”. I have to admit, when I first heard it, I was excited.
Now, there’s a trailer.
Now I’m really excited.
Really impressed with the way this trailer looks. It really captures the look and feel of Roald Dahl’s writing, and the scene the trailer depicts captures both the awe and the fright of the scene in the book. But then there’s that wonderful logo that implements the ‘dream jars’ from the book, to let you know the movie isn’t gonna be all dark.
This is currently my most anticipated movie of the year. I’m not gonna predict this for a bunch of Oscars. (Although if John Williams is doing the score…) But I hope this movie won’t disappoint.
By the way, I had no idea that Mark Rylance was playing the titular character. I would have watched his Bridge Of Spies performance in a completely new light if I knew he had that role. And considering that on the very day the trailer comes out, he gets two SAG nominations for Bridge Of Spies and Wolf Hall, today is a pretty great day to be Mark Rylance.