Friday, 16 May 2014 - 20:56
Steven Spielberg to direct Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'
Steven Spielberg will add to his repertoire of family favourites when he adapts Roald Dahl’s The BFG for the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary director will team up with his E.T scribe, Melissa Mathison for Dreamworks.
The book, which like most of Dahl’s books was illustrated by Quentin Blake, follows a little girl called Sophia who is taken by a giant to his home in Giant Country.
Sophie, who was named after Dahl’s own granddaughter, becomes friends with the giant, who is 24 feet tall, and whose primary occupation is to distribute good dreams to children.
Spielberg issued a statement saying, "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.”