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  • 28 April 2014, 16:48

Hollywood Giant Set To Make The BFG Movie

Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg has been signed up to direct the film version of Roald Dahl's much-loved book The BFG.

The Oscar-winning director is officially committed to make the silver-screen adaptation of the children's book for DreamWorks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Spielberg, a principal partner in the motion picture company, is set to start shooting in 2015, for a 2016 release.

DreamWorks bought the rights to the bestselling book three years ago.

The live-action film will tell the tale of a Big Friendly Giant who becomes friends with an orphan girl.

Melissa Mathison, who wrote the script for ET, is writing the screenplay.

Other directors, including Chris Columbus and John Madden, had been linked with making The BFG over recent years.

Spielberg's last film was Lincoln in 2012.

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