Steven Spielberg is confirmed as director for live action version of The BFG

Posted on 28 April 2014
By Ashleigh Panther
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Roald Dahl classic The BFG is to be made into a live action movie.

The BFG is a much loved story written about a giant who gives dreams to children. He is befriended by a small child named Sophie who asks for his help after she learns that other giants are eating children in the human world.

The book was originally written in 1982 by children’s writer Roald Dahl and was later made into a made-for-TV movie in 1989.

But it has recently been confirmed after some speculation that the live action movie will go ahead with Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg at the reigns.

The book was obtained by Dreamworks back in 2011 and since then there has been talks on who will direct the movie. Rumours include John Madden and Chris Columbus.

Steven Spielberg has not directed a film since his last movie Lincoln back in 2012 and last year he dropped out of the project American Sniper.

To some this looked like Steven wanted to take a break, but within the last few months, he seemed to be stepping up his game, confirming his involvement with films such as The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.

The screenplay was written by E.T screen writer Melissa Mathison, where she will have worked with Steven, which gives high expectations for this movie.

Work is set to begin on this movie in 2015, with the finished project not set to premier until 2016.

There has been no news on how the BFG himself will be brought to live action film, whether it will be with CGI or performance capture, but fans of the children’s book author should look forward to this new movie with it being in the safe hands of an extremely imaginative and creative director who can only do the book justice.