Steven Spielberg Set to Direct Live-Action Big Screen Version of The BFG Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.26.2014
Based on the classic Roald Dahl book…
THR reports that Steven Spielberg's next project as director will be a big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's book The BFG (short for Big Friendly Giant). DreamWorks is producing the film.
The book was originally published in 1982. Below is an official 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 film is being adapted by E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison. In addition, Frank Marshall is producing the movie. John Madden and Michael Siegel are attached as executive producers.