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ビッグで、フレンドリーなジャイアント= BFG がいるからには、反対にそうではないジャイアントたちもいる…!!という不吉を示して、さらに先の展開に期待を持たせた予告編となっています…!!






今春2月末に行われた第88回オスカーの授賞式で、最優秀助演男優賞に選ばれたマーク・ライランスが、その高評価を受けた実話映画「ブリッジ・オブ・スパイズ」に続けて、スピルバーグ監督の要望に応じ、タイトルロールの巨人に扮した最新作「The BFG」の新しい予告編を、ディズニーが披露してくれました…!!、早川書房のミステリマガジンを愛読するような推理小説マニアの方には、ハッとさせる“ 奇妙な味 ” の作家として知られる故ロアルド・ダールが、児童文学者の立場で発表した同名の原作を、「オ・ヤサシ巨人BFG」として出版する評論社の紹介によれば…、

“ 夜、ソフィーは見た。8メートルもの巨人が、子ども部屋に細長いラッパのようなもので何かを吹きこんだのを…!!、そして、ソフィーはさらわれてしまった!!、さらった巨人の名は、オ・ヤサシ巨人BFG。連れていかれたのは、巨人国。恐ろしいことに、巨人たちは、ニンゲンマメ(人間)を好物にしていた。オ・ヤサシ巨人が子ども部屋に吹きこんだのは、何?!、果たして、ソフィーの運命は?! ”

…とのことで、昨2015年12月に初公開された最初の予告編では、大きな手だけしか観ることができなかったマーク・ライランスの巨人の全貌が、上 ↑ の新しい予告編で初めて披露されたほか、新人子役のルビー・バーンヒルちゃんが大抜擢された主人公のソフィーちゃんを連れ去った目的が、ニンゲンマメとして食べるためではなく、10歳の少女が心の内に秘めた寂しさの音色を聞きとったから…と、オ・ヤサシ巨人らしい理由まで明らかにされています!!、なので、ひとまず、ソフィーちゃんの身に危険はないかと思いきや、オ・ヤサシ巨人よりも、さらにもっと巨人の見るからに物騒な連中が現れて…ッ!!


スピルバーグ監督の作品なので当然と言えば、当然ですが、かつてのアンブリン映画のような趣きが観受けられることから、最新作なのに、どこかしら懐かしい感じがしないでもない「The BFG」は、今夏7月1日から全米公開!!、共演者には、「ダウントン・アビー」のペネロープ・ウィルトン、「アイアンマン3」(2013年)のレベッカ・ホール、「メン・イン・ブラック3」(2012年)のジェマイン・クレメント、「トレインレック」(2015年)のビル・ヘイダーが出演しています!!、VFX はまだ完全には仕上がっていないと思われますが、CIAリーダーのみなさんは、スピルバーグ監督が想い描いた巨人のイメージについて、どのような感想をお持ちになられたでしょう…?!


The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” says Spielberg.

The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg (“Bridge of Spies,” “Schindler’s List,” ”Saving Private Ryan”) from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”) based on the best-selling book by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” stars three-time Tony Award®, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2,” “The Flight of the Conchords”), Rebecca Hall (“The Gift,” “Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out,” “Trainwreck”). The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) and Sam Mercer (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Sixth Sense”) with Kathleen Kennedy (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lincoln”), John Madden (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Shakespeare in Love”), Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln”), Michael Siegel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Rise of the Guardians”), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers.

Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. To date, the book has been published in 41 languages. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “Matilda,” have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. Originally created as a bedtime story, “The BFG” was Dahl’s own favorite of all his stories. “It was very important for us to be loyal to the language,” says Spielberg, “and the great writer Melissa Mathison, who also wrote ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,’ wrote ‘The BFG.’”

“The BFG” opens in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.







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