WATCH: First teaser trailer for Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’

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.

Watch the film’s teaser trailer here below.

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. 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.

The BFG director Steven Spielberg
The BFG director Steven Spielberg

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 novel by Roald Dahl, “The BFG” stars three-time Tony Award® and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”), newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey”), Jemaine Clement (“Rio 2”), Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3”), Rafe Spall (“Prometheus”) and Bill Hader (“Inside Out”).

The film is produced by Spielberg, Frank Marshall (“Jurassic World”) and Sam Mercer (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) with Kathleen Kennedy (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”), Kristie Macosko Krieger (“Bridge of Spies”), Michael Siegel (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), Frank Smith and Naia Cucukov serving as executive producers.

“The BFG” opens across the Philippines on July 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.
“The BFG” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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Lex Luthor’s LexCorp provides free wi-fi to Christmas toycon

MANILA, Dec. 11, 2015 — The Christmas Toys & Collectibles Fair 2015 kicks off today at the SM Megatrade Hall 2 in SM Megamall with toys, gifts, freebies — and free Wi-Fi from LexCorp Industries.

The tech company will be the three-day event’s official Wi-Fi sponsor from Dec. 11 to 13, starting at 10AM to 9PM. Fair attendees simply have to drop by the LexCorp booth to register and get their password to access Wi-Fi.

The LexCorp booth will also provide free charging stations for guests, and raffle off portable cellphone chargers to lucky Wi-Fi users during the event.

LexCorp believes in technology that unites people, where inspiration, innovation and imagination all come together to create a greater tomorrow, today. The company is also proud to announce the soon-to-be-launched Lex/OS, the world’s most private and secure operating system. Engineered with the protection you need, and the freedom you want.

LexCorp and the New Lex/OS, providing the safety and confidence we need in an ever changing world. Let’s build a better tomorrow.

Watch a featurette about the New Lex/OS below.

About LexCorp:

LexCorp is the second largest emerging technology corporation in the world. With its change in direction from oil and heavy machinery to tech, it is now one of the leading businesses amongst the FORTUNE 500. However its not just a mega enterprise, LexCorp is also one of the top three charitable corporations in America. The firm, originally founded by Alexander Luthor Sr., is now run by his son Alexander “Lex” Luthor Jr.

Alexander “Lex” Luthor is the head of LexCorp, taking over the company in 2000 after his father’s untimely death. While only 31-years-old, Lex has taken to the role of tech mogul in stride. He is the youngest ever to be named Fortune’s business person of the year AND one of the magazine’s worlds 50 greatest leaders.

FULL LIST: Golden Globes 2016 nominees

The nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday.

Earning top honors in the drama motion picture category are “Carol,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant,” “Room” and “Spotlight.” The comedy picture category, on the other hand, has nominations for “The Big Short,” “Joy,” “The Martian,” “Spy” and “Trainwreck.”

Awarding ceremony for Golden Globe is on January 10, 2016.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Motion picture, drama:

“Carol”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Spotlight”

Motion picture, comedy:

“The Big Short”
“Joy”
“The Martian”
“Spy”
“Trainwreck”

Actress in a motion picture, drama:

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Actress in a motion picture, comedy:

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

Actor in a motion picture, drama:

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith, “Concussion”

Actor in a motion picture, comedy:

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”
Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”

TV series, drama:

“Empire”
“Game of Thrones”
“Mr. Robot”
“Narcos”
“Outlander”

TV series, comedy:

“Casual”
“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Veep”

Actress in a TV series, comedy:

Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Actress in a TV series, drama:

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Actor in a TV series, drama:

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Wagner Moura, “Narcos”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Actor in a TV series, comedy:

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Actress in a supporting role in a motion picture:

Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Paul Dano, “Love & Mercy”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

TV movie or miniseries:

“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Fargo”
“Flesh and Bone”
“Wolf Hall”

Actress in a TV movie or limited series:

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Actor in a TV movie or limited series:

Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie:

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV movie:

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

Animated feature film:

“Anomalisa”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Director:

Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Tom Mccarthy, “Spotlight”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”

Screenplay:

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”
Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”
Emma Donoghue, “Room”
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

Original song:

“Love Me Like You Do” (“50 Shades of Grey”)
“One Kind of Love” (“Love and Mercy”)
“See You Again” (“Furious 7”)
“Simple Song #3” (“Youth”)
“Writing’s on the Wall” (“Spectre”)

Foreign language film:

“The Brand New Testament” (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
“The Club” (Chile)
“The Fencer” (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
“Mustang” (France)
“Son Of Saul” (Hungary)

Score:

Carter Burwell, “Carol”
Alexandre Desplat, “The Danish Girl”
Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, “The Revenant”