This week Walt Disney Studios announced they will co-produce Steven Spielberg's upcoming new film, titled The BFG. This marks the first time the three-time Oscar® winner will direct a Disney film.
The "BFG" in the film's title of course refers to the "Big F*cking Gun," the most powerful and coveted weapon in the Doom series of video games.
My, how times have changed. To think I'd live to see the day when Disney— of all studios— would associate themselves with a film with such a provocative title! I guess the days of Disney films full of whimsy and gentle humor are long gone...
What's that? Hold on a second, folks... Hmm... I see.
Well, it would seem I'm in error. I'm being told that The BFG does not mean "Big F*cking Gun," but instead stands for "The Big Friendly Giant."
The film is based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, about a young London girl and her friend, a mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders of Giant Country.