To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg‘s big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic The BFG on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD this week, stars of the film Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill have seen Potters Field in London transform into a scene straight out of giant country as they celebrated the release of the most gloriumptious film of the year, and we’ve got a video of events right here!
Set against the backdrop of London’s iconic Tower Bridge, passers-by looked on to a larger-than-life snow covered landscape, adorned with The BFG’s two giant-sized footprints and equally giant dream-blower trumpet and bag. Fully symbolising the iconic character created by Britain’s best loved novelist, it was as if The BFG had visited London to deliver Phizz-Whizzing dreams to all the good children this Christmas.
The installation itself took five hours to complete, as they constructed a bed of snow from over 8 cubic metres of both real and artificial snow into which The BFG’s footprints were embedded. Complemented with giant props inspired by the film, this special event was designed to convey the sheer size of this monumental character right here in the heart of London and mark the home entertainment release. It’s pretty smart, as you can see!
Mark had this to say:
“I like the idea of The BFG jumping over Tower Bridge that seems like something he would have done. And because he brought his bag and stuff, it’s almost as if he’d come for it and got too nervous and then jumped away and hid. It was lovely.”
“I’m absolutely amazed to be here with Mark and it’s really lovely to be here in the snow and it’s great to know that so many people really love the BFG and are excited about the DVD.”
Directed by Steven Spielberg, The BFG also stars Penelope Wilton as The Queen, Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid, and Rafe Spall as her Butler. They are joined by Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader as two of the formidable giants.