Steven Spielberg will direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘BFG’

Steven Spielberg will direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘BFG’


Steven Spielberg will return to directing in 2015, taking on the Melissa Mathison-adapted screenplay for Roald Dahl’s The BFG.

Melissa cut her teeth working with the Catch Me If You Can director on the 1982 classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and the duo will be joined by producer Frank Marshall.

The Lincoln director has not made a feature film since 2012, but the award-winning filmmaker said in a press release that he is “honoured that the Roald Dahl estate has entrusted us with this classic story,” which follows a little girl's adventure meeting the Big Friendly Giant and joining forces with him to rid the world of his equally massive yet evil contemporaries.

Steven, 67, is currently producing a Cold War thriller with Tom Hanks that he is likely to direct, marking a long-awaited comeback for the Jaws director.

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