Steven Spielberg returns to his blockbuster roots for Disney's adaptation of The BFG. Based on the classic Roald Dahl story about a young girl's experience journeying to a strange and magical land, the film carries forward Spielberg's unofficial mission statement: bringing fantasy to life for children and adults alike.
The film stars newcomer Ruby Thornhill as a young orphan named Sophie who befriends The BFG. Mark Rylance plays the big friendly giant who whisks Sophie away to Giant Country - it's only when they arrive that she realises that her pal is a gentle soul amongst a race of craggy-faced giants. And those grumps aren't too pleased about her presence.
That's quite a first-hand look (ba-dum-tisch) and an exciting introduction for audiences into the world created by Dahl over thirty years ago. Co-starring Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader and Penelope Wilton, The BFG opens in the US on July 1, 2016 followed by a UK release on July 22.