In Development: Two New Roald Dahl Movie Adaptations

The BFG Esio Trot

Steven Spielberg is set to direct a live-action movie based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 picture book, The BFG, (Macmillan/FSG YR), about a girl named Sophie who is captured by  a big friendly giant (presciently, Dahl came up with the shorthand title years before social media). Filming is expected to begin in early 2015, with release planned in 2016.

Meanwhile, BBC One is about to begin shooting  a TV movie adaptation of Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman.

Many of Dahl’s books have been made into films (including The BFG, which was  made into a 1989 animated film). Dahl wrote several adaptations himself, including one for the James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice.

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