Steven Spielberg to direct new adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'BFG'?
The classic tale of the Big Friendly Giant
Following from his success with the 2012 film Lincoln, director Steven Spielberg, is now looking for a new project to work on, with one of his options appearing to be an adaption of Roald Dahl's iconic book The BFG ( Big Friendly Giant).
Dreamworks apparently bought the rights to the novel in 2011 and got scriptwriter Melissa Mathison (who also wrote E.T.) to work on an adaption — which would reunite the Spielberg and Mathison once again.
The 1982 book is based on a girl named Sophie, who becomes friends with the BFG – a warmhearted giant who has been outcast by his giant community.
Spielberg is currently attached to an adaptation of the David Kertzer novel The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara as well as the untitled Cold War project with Tom Hanks.