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The new trailer for Steven Spielberg's The BFG takes you into giant country

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His take on Dahl's classic fantasy hits theaters on July 1st

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG is being released this July, and a new trailer for the movie released this afternoon offers up the first look at the movie's titular big friendly giant. Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is plucked from her orphanage in the middle of the night and taken to giant country by the BFG (Mark Rylance), who picks her because he "hears [her] lonely heart." They have to work together to thwart the gang of evil giants you can see at the trailer's very end, all of whom dwarf the BFG. (They're voiced by funnymen like Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement.)

It's clear from the trailer that The BFG is going to be a gorgeous movie: the giants' sense of scale is convincing whether they're moving through city streets or more rural terrain, and Spielberg's giant country looks every bit as fantastical as you'd expect from the book. It also looks genuinely scary, and it's being headed up by a newly minted Oscar winner in Rylance. Will it manage to captivate both children and their parents? We'll find out in just a few months.