Steven Spielberg's The BFG also releases today. It is a fantasy story set in a country of giants. Actor Mark Rylance plays the BFG or the Big Friendly Giant and the film narrates the story of his bond with a young girl, Sophie
Based on the beloved 1982 children's book by Roald Dahl, The BFG charts the fantastical friendship between a young orphan named Sophie (played by Ruby Barnhill), and a 'Big Friendly Giant' (played by Mark Rylance)
"Then even after Close Encounters came out and was a big hit - once again - I tried to get on a Bond film. And they still didn't think I was right for the part. Twice I tried to get on a Bond film and now they can't afford me. So Barbara Broccoli, forget it," said the director
Excerpt "I have a strong gut feeling about what I've just read. It takes a very, very, very quiet, tiny whisper to get me to say, 'This one is for me. I'm not going to give this away and produce it through my company. I'm taking this for myself'," Steven Spielberg said.