Spiel­berg takes on Dahl’s BFG

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - dclarke@irish­times.com

News of Steven Spiel­berg’s lat­est di­rect­ing mis­sion is al­ways worth heed­ing. It seems the great man will next be em­bark­ing on a live-ac­tion adap­ta­tion of Roald Dahl’s much-loved The BFG (that’s Big Friendly Gi­ant to you, Dahl ag­nos­tic). Spiel­berg’s DreamWorks bought the rights four years ago as a project for John Mad­den. Once that di­rec­tor signed up for the se­quel to The Best Ex­otic Marigold Ho­tel Spiel­berg be­gan to pon­der. The book was filmed once be­fore as an an­i­ma­tion, voiced by David Ja­son.

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