Based on the beloved 1982 children's book by Roald Dahl, The BFG charts the fantastical friendship between a young orphan named Sophie (played by Ruby Barnhill), and a 'Big Friendly Giant' (played by Mark Rylance) who whisks her away on a magical adventure involving human-eating giants and dream catching.
"The BFG maybe have the most critical digital effects I have yet put into a film. I wanted the interaction between BFG and Sophie to be so fluid that I could send my camera anywhere without any kind of technical limitations," Mr Spielberg said in a statement.
He added: "I wanted the film to appear so visually freewheeling that after a while, we would forget there were any effects used to create that relationship. It was getting the technology to bend to the emotional needs of the characters."
The film is a reunion of the team behind E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Mr Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and screenwriter Melissa Mathison, who tragically passed away in November 2015.
The film is set to release in India on Friday. Reliance Entertainment has planned a pan-India release for the film in four languages - English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
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