No one would call Steven Spielberg a “kids movies director,” but his filmography is full of features that appeal to both children and their parents, or in the case of Schindler’s List, f*cked up children and their parents. There’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, and recently, The Adventures of Tintin. Spielberg will soon add another title to the list with The BFG, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved novel.
The filmmaker is joining forces with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial screenwriter Melissa Mathison for the first time in more than 32 years to bring to life Dahl’s story of children-gobbling giants and the little girl who tries to stop them.
The BFG of the title refers to a “Big, Friendly Giant,” who joins forces with the little girl to stop his monstrous brethren. Also taking part in their quest: none other than the queen of England. (Via)
Elephant-eared Will Smith will inevitably get the gig, but I have a better idea for the titular giant:
A man can Hodor, can’t Hodor?