Steven Spielberg to Direct Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’Posted on April 28th, 2014 by Anna in Film and TV Production
Steven Spielberg has announced that he will direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel The BFG, which follows the story of a little girl, Sophie, as she finds herself whisked away to a terrifying land of child-eating giants.
In a statement, Spielberg said, “The BFG has enchanted families and their children for more than three decades. We are honored that the Roald Dahl estate has entrusted us with this classic story.”
Melissa Mathison, who last worked with Spielberg on the equally magical E.T. in 1982, will write the script, whilst Frank Marshall will produce, with Michael Siegel and John Madden coming in as executive producers.
DreamWorks acquired the rights in 2010, and production begins in first quarter of 2015, with a release planned for 2016.