Spielberg to direct Roald Dahl’s BFG

Hollywood have announced that Steven Spielberg is set to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s classic kid’s book The BFG. This family favourite is set to be released in July 2016, and has Spielberg and Roald Dahl fans alike incredibly excited.

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Sophie and the BFG – Illustrated by Quentin Blake

The Big Friendly Giant – or BFG for short, is an adventure story about an orphan girl named Sophie, who unwillingly befriends and teams up with the BFG in a quest to stop the bigger, scarier giants from gobbling up little children from their beds.

 

This classic novel was adapted as a made-for-tv animated movie, released in 1989.

 

Fast-forward 15 years and you get an all-star production team including Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List) in partnership with ET writer Melissa Mathison, creating a live-action version of the film for everyone to enjoy.

 

Readers may already be familiar with other live-action adaptations of Roald Dahl’s books like Matilda (1996) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971 and 2005). This beloved children’s book author has proven time and again that his novels translate impeccably to screen. Wildly imaginative, kooky and bizarre; Dahl’s stories, novels and poems have the uncanny ability to attract the whole family time and time again.

 

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Ms Honey and Matilda

 

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