Favourite children’s book The BFG to be turned into movie by Steven Spielberg

Snozzcumbers and frobscottle! Steven Spielberg's only bringing Roald Dahl's The BFG to life in a brand-new film for 2016

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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*'Sophie couldn't sleep. *

'A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on her pillow..'

Roald Dahl's The BFG is one of the most magical and most memorable children's books of all time - and now Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he is to create a brand-new movie, just for the Big Friendly Giant.

According to Variety, Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks studios bought the rights in 2010 - and now the acclaimed director, who brought us such gems as E.T., Jurassic park and Hook, is set to direct the film himself.

Better still? Melissa Mathison, who wrote the E.T., has written the screenplay - and it's rumoured to be spectacular.

The book was previously adapted as an animated television movie in the U.K. in 1989. Several of Dahl’s works have also been made into movies, including James and the Giant Peach in 1996; Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in 1971 (a similarly titled remake starring Johnny Depp premiered in 2005); and The Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

Are you excited to hear that The BFG will be coming to cinemas in 2016? Who would you like to see play the Big Friendly Giant himself? Let us know via the Comments Box below now!

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