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First Trailer For Disney's 'The BFG' Looks Just Like 'Harry Potter'

But will it have the same magic?

Chapter One: "The BFG" who lived.

Steven Spielberg famously declined "Harry Potter" way back when, but now it looks like the director is using his new project as a time-turner to fix that. Spielberg is directing the new adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book The BFG, and the first teaser trailer definitely has a "Potter"-feel to it. 

Maybe it's the streets, which might as well be called Diagon Alley? Perhaps it's that the trailer mentions "the witching hour" almost immediately? Or maybe it's even the fact that one of those cats is clearly Professor McGonagall, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is probably Hagrid's half-brother Grawp and our bespectacled, orphaned protagonist Sophie has hair that's definitely, absolutely hiding a lightning scar.

The script is from J.K. Rowling Melissa Mathison, who reportedly last worked with Spielberg on "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," so despite any "Potter" similarities, we can be sure that it'll have some magic of its own. Oh, and also that (spoiler alert) Dumbledore dies at the end.

 

 

"The BFG" hits theaters July 1, 2016.

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