The giants are coming but which ones are they and what do they have to do with these dinosauresque feet? Walt Disney Studios tweeted this morning an image of a pair of feet that appear to belong to a dinosaur. The caption included: “You thought these guys were big? You have no idea…” along with the hashtag #GiantsAreComing.
Steven Spielberg is helming THE BFG based on the Roald Dahl books of the same name and so the image is drumming up excitement for that live-action feature which heads into theaters July 1, 2016.
“The BFG” is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. “The BFG” (Big Friendly Giant) was published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. Dahl’s books, which also include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million copies worldwide.
Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Sam Mercer will produce while Kathleen Kennedy, John Madden, Michael Siegel and Kristie Macosko Krieger are on board as executive producers. Adam Somner is a co-producer. The Disney/Amblin/Reliance production in association with Walden Media will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, the year that coincides with the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth. The Walt Disney Studios is distributing the film in the U.S. and several international territories while Mister Smith Entertainment will oversee distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Reliance will distribute the film in India.
Disney’s got more giants on the way too with upcoming animated feature GIGANTIC is still way beyond the horizon but could this be an early tease of sneaks yet to come? The feature was officially announced last year at the D23 EXPO. GIGANTIC is expected to drop into theaters by 2018.
The official tweet can be seen below:
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) April 4, 2016