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Spielberg To Helm "The BFG" Adaptation

By Garth Franklin Friday April 25th 2014 11:42PM

Steven Spielberg is attached to direct a live-action film adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book "The BFG" for DreamWorks.

The story is based on the fantastical tale of a Big Friendly Giant who befriends a young orphan girl. Melissa Mathison ("E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"), wrote the screenplay while Frank Marshall will produce.

While Spielberg is attached to numerous films at the moment, BFG is a go with an early 2015 production start being committed to. The question is if Spielberg can fit in a smaller film first and if so, it'll likely be the Cold War thriller with Tom Hanks announced the other day.

Source: THR

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