CLASSIC: Ruby Barnhill and the BFG  in a scene from the movie The BFG.
CLASSIC: Ruby Barnhill and the BFG in a scene from the movie The BFG.

The BFG: Spielberg remake a big deal

THERE would be few people who don't remember Roald Dahl's 1982 classic children's book The BFG.

For those who don't, BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant.

The iconic book about an orphaned girl and and a giant who blows bottled dreams into the bedrooms of children, first became an animated film in 1989.

Now, the story's been revamped, revitalised and brought back to life through the eyes of (creative genius) director Steven Spielberg - so you know it's going to be good.

The plot follows 10-year-old Sophie who is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant.

Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realises that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming.

As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler and other giants.

After travelling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

This film has been in development for nearly 25 years.

Disney's The BGF opens in cinemas today.

THE BFG

  • Stars: Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Rating: PG