Roald Dahl's stories are something we'll always remember from our childhood. But, one of our all-time favourite's is making its way onto the big screen.
The BFG tells the story of a little girl who meets a Big Friendly Giant, and he shows her all the wonders of Giant Country. At 24-feet tall, with enormous ears and a strong sense of smell, the giant keeps to himself for the most part… Until Sophie comes along.
With Steven Spielberg directing the flick, we can only imagine the wonder and amusement of the movie. And no matter how old we are, we can't wait for the film to bring us back to our childhood.
The BFG debuts in Ireland on July 22, but for now here's the trailer (eeek!).
It looks like there's another major Hollywood break-up on the cards.
Stephen Spielberg's Dreamworks is reportedly in the midst of ending its distribution partnership with Disney next year.
The deal was made six years ago in 2009, which established that Dreamworks' productions were distributed and marketed by the Walt Disney Company.
However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the deal will end in August 2016 and WILL NOT be renewed. Nooo…
Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator were among the movies that were produced within the deal.
Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG is set for release in 2016 and will reportedly be the last film released under the partnership.
Reports claim that Dreamworks are set to do a deal with Universal instead.
Our favourite Roald Dahl book, The BFG, is being made into a film by acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Studio yesterday announced who’s going to play the lovely Sophie!
Newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been offered the opportunity to play the little girl from London and is understandably overjoyed at the prospect, saying: “I feel incredibly lucky and I’m so happy. Sophie gets to go on this wonderful adventure and I’m so excited that I get to play her.”
The film won’t be released until July 2016. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited that our favourite childhood book will soon be brought to life, right?!
Hollywood’s biggest director, Steven Spielberg, will direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel The BFG.
The story follows a little girl who leads a big, friendly giant on a journey to stop the fiercer man-eating giants from gobbling children.
DreamWorks acquired rights in 2010, and Melissa Mathison, who last teamed with Spielberg on ET , will pen the script.
Frank Marshall will produce, with Michael Siegel and John Madden on board as executive producers.
Madden was originally set to direct The BFG but is instead focusing on the sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Spielberg will begin production in first quarter of 2015, with a planned 2016 release.
“The BFG has enchanted families and their children for more than three decades. We are honored that the Roald Dahl estate has entrusted us with this classic story,” said the director.