He’s big, he’s friendly, he’s a giant and he’s bound for the silver screen.
“The Wrap” reports that prolific director Steven Spielberg is adapting a film from Roald Dahl’s novel “The BFG,” eyeing a release in 2016.
According to the late author’s official site, the 1982 novel follows a “dream-hunting giant [who] takes orphan Sophie… back to his cave in Giant Country, where he lives surrounded by nine other fearsome giants who spend every night guzzling down humans.”
In the late ‘80s, the book was adapted as an animated TV special. Dahl’s other works have frequently transitioned to the big screen, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “The Witches” and “Matilda.”
Spielberg’s next project is a Tom Hanks-starring Cold War thriller, but he’ll likely begin focusing on “BFG” next year.
Are you excited for the possibility of a “BFG” movie? What’s your current favorite Roald Dahl movie adaptation? Leave your thoughts in the comments!