It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Roald Dahl’s much loved BFG on the big screen. 25 years, so far.
This is about to change as there is a new version in the works. This time with Steven Spielberg directing. The other good news is that it’ll be produced by DreamWorks so it should be great looking as well.
The film is due out in 2016. The centenary year of the author’s birth. This, should be, the high point of the year of celebrations.
I’m sure I don’t need to put the synopsis out as we all know the story. On the other hand, it’s a film and that’s what I do. The synopsis is simple and below. The other thing that hasn’t been mentioned is the style of the film. Will it be animated and have the look of the wonderful illustrations from Quentin Blake or try and make it have the feel of it in live action.
Both Steven and Luke Kelly, Roald’s grandson are both thrilled about the the film and the director.
Luke Kelly, Roald Dahl’s grandson and MD of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, says: “We are so thrilled and excited at this collaboration between two storytelling giants – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg. The fact that Steven is bringing one of my grandfather’s best-loved stories and characters to the big screen in the middle of the year in which we will celebrate Roald Dahl’s Centenary is even more fantastic.”
“It is fitting that the UK is the first international country to announce the date of The BFG, a story that sprang from the imagination of this proud son from Wales,” said Steven Spielberg. “We at DreamWorks Studios hope our film will add to Roald Dahl’s prolific legacy of entertainment.”
The BFG tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.
Hitting UK cinemas from July 22, 2016