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Watch Magical First Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’

‘E.T.’ director’s adaptation of Roald Dahl classic promises ‘Harry Potter’-style chills

Getting a jump on the 2016 summer movie season (it’s right around the corner!), Disney has released a teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. Adapted from Roald Dahl’s 1982 kids’ book of the same name, The BFG tells the story of Sophie (Ruby Barnhill, in her first film role), a young London orphan who dreams of escaping her dreary boarding house.

Late one night, long after all of the other children have gone to sleep, Sophie spots an enormous hooded figure as it prowls through the shadows outside; she doesn’t know it yet, but this is none other than the Big Friendly Giant (a computer-generated creature motion-captured by Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance). Terrified as the colossus bounds towards her, Sophie tries to hide under the covers, but a gargantuan hand reaches through the open window and snatches the girl out of her bed. That’s where the trailer leaves the child, leaving audiences to imagine — or read — about the huge adventure that lies in store for her.

Featuring a supporting cast that includes Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, and Jemine Clement, The BFG arrives in theaters on July 1st, 2016.

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