Disney has just released the first official trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming adaption of Roald Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG. The teaser features newcomer Ruby Barnhill as protagonist Sophie and gives us a fleeting glimpse at the big friendly giant in question.

Disney Releases First Official Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’

The trailer shows Sophie, a lonely young orphan, disturbed in her late night reading by a loud bang from outside. “Never get out of bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain,” she narrates, while simultaneously flouting her own warnings and heading straight to investigate.

What she sees send her cowering back under the covers but it doesn’t look like she’ll be safe there for long. A gigantic hand comes through the window and goes straight for her.


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The clip has distinct Harry Potter vibes, from its shadowy cinematography, orchestral music and its spiral font title logo, so let’s hope this too is destined to become a children’s classic.

Spielberg hasn’t made a kid-oriented film since 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and it’s exciting to see him return to the kind of classic movie magic for which he’s best known. Whether or not he’ll manage to blend his distinctly sentimental style with Dahl’s darker humor, however, remains to be seen.

The cast of The BFG also includes Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall and Mark Rylance as the voice of the eponymous giant.

This isn’t the first adaption of The BFG, it was made into a well-received animated TV-movie back in 1989.

The BFG is due out July 1, 2016.

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