Steven Spielberg to Direct a Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The BFG’

By Maryann Yin Comment

Roald Dahl BFGOscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will direct a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, The BFG.

Variety reports that DreamWorks had acquired the film rights back in 2010. E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison will pen the script. The finished movie will be released some time in 2016.

According to an announcement posted on the blog, “The BFG tells the tale of a lovable, dream-hunting giant and Sophie, the little girl who first spots him through the window of the orphanage where she lives. It has continued to delight audiences ever since its release, and was one of Roald’s own favourites. In 1989, the story was adapted as an animated TV film.”