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Steven Spielberg’s Next Directing Job Is An Adaptation Of Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’


The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Steven Spielberg has named his next directing gig, an adaptation of Rald Dahl’s classic children’s story THE BFG.  The project, housed over at Dreamworks will be a live-action adaptation of the popular children’s author’s 1982 novel of the same name. Melissa Mathison, who wrote one of Spielberg’s most beloved tales E.T. will adapt the novel for the big screen.

Here’s the book synopsis.

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

THE BFG was turned into an animated film in 1989 with the big friendly giant voiced by David Jason.

The Spielberg version is said to be ready to go, so look at this being released, I should imagine, sometime in 2016.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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