Steven Spielberg to direct live-action adaptation of The BFG

Steven Spielberg is set to direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG.

The live-action film will reunite Spielberg with E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall to produce, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The film is set for a 2015 start date with a release in 2016.

The BFG follows a young girl called Sophie, who meets the world’s only friendly giant. He makes it his mission to collect good dreams and gift them to children while destroying nightmares and keeping the other nasty gianst from eating ‘human beans’.

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