Disney and Steven Spielberg have big news.
The dream makers are working together to bring British writer Roald Dahl‘s story The BFG (stands for Big Friendly Giant) to life.
The film will release in July of this year, but we’ve just got a first look at what to expect with the recently released poster:
— The BFG Movie (@BFGMovie) January 22, 2016
Dahl’s story of the BFG first appeared as part of 1975’s Danny, the Champion of the World, and was published as a standalone book in 1982.
If you aren’t familiar with the story, the BFG (Mark Rylance) is the odd man out in Giant Country because he refuses to eat children like most giants do and would rather blow bottled dreams (another dream maker) into their bedrooms. Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), a child living in an orphanage, discovers the BFG on one such night.
Here’s a brief look at Spielberg’s take on the story:
The BFG will hit U.S. theaters on July 1.
Other film adaptations include 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1989’s The BFG, 1990’s The Witches, 1996’s James and the Giant Peach, 1996’s Matilda, 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and 2015’s TV movie Esio Trot.
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