E.T. writer Melissa Mathison will be adapting the beloved novel for the big screen. Meanwhile, Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Park, E.T) and Frank Marshall (The Bourne Ultimatum) are set to produce. No actors or a director have been announced.
The story follows Sophie as she is kidnapped from her orphanage by the BFG. Taken to Giant Country, she befriends the ‘Big Friendly Giant’ and explores the origins of children’s dreams. However, the safety of children is under attack by a group of mean giants. A battle ensues as the Queen of England and the armed forces are enlisted to help the BFG’s struggle against evil.
No release date has been mentioned.