It is always exciting when a Steven Spielberg movie is no the horizon... and he is set to return to the director's chair this summer with a new version of the classic The BFG.
The BFG is an adaptation of the much-loved Roald Dahl novel and has been adapted into a screenplay by Melissa Mathison; who wrote the script for E.T.
This will be the first time that we have seen Spielberg in the director's chair since the success of Bridge of Spies and I cannot wait to see him return to the genre of children's film - E.T. remains one of my favourite of all time and I am looking forward to seeing the Oscar winner put his own stamp on a story that we all know so well.
The BFG will be a live-action interpretation this time around and we will see the filmmaker reunite with actor Mark Rylance. Spielberg teamed up with the British actor on Bridge of Spies - for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar - and now he will take on the title role.
Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson will make up a terrific cast list while we will be introduced to the acting talents of Ruby Barnhill.
The young actress will take on the role of Sophie in the film as she makes her big screen debut with the project.
The BFG is the exciting tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country
It was back in 1989 when The BFG came to the big screen for the first time in the form of the animation film by Brian Cosgrove - a must see for all fans of the book.
This live-action film looks set to thrill fans of all ages as well as being the tale of The BFG to a new generation.
No director knows how to tell a story likes Spielberg and I think that he is the only filmmaker who could have brought The BFG back to cinemas. While I admit that I am not a Roald Dahl fan, The BFG is one of the summer movies that I cannot wait to see and you cannot afford to miss.
The BFG is released 22nd July.
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