In 2011 Dreamworks optioned The BFG by Roald Dahl. The book came out in 1982. The book is about a Big Friendly Giant who makes friends with a young orphan.
The script writer for ET, Melissa Mathison has written the script.
I am currently looking up the other adaptation, which was done in the UK in 1989. It was a made for TV movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Spielberg has committed to the movie with a 2o15 start date and a release date in 2016. We’re thrilled and can’t wait to see this!