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Dreamworks sends The BFG stomping back into cinemas

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“Well, first of all,” said the BFG, “human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist.”

The ‘mates of Spielberg’ foundation are banding tohether to make surefire hit family flick, “The BFG”.

Not to be confused with any of the umpteen rapper biopics currently in the works, “The BFG” is based on Roald Dahl’s dusty-old kid’s offering about a little girl named Sophie that befriends a Giant. Yep, they’ve already made it into a flick before – but that was back in 1989, way before any of us had even heard of a computer-generated effect.

Oh, so who’s involved? Well, according to TheWrap, Melissa Mathison, who of course wrote “E.T” (and the sequel treatment; google it kids!), will adapt the story, while “Indiana Jones” producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy are shepherding the production. The fact that Dreamworks is the one making the film means Spielberg is, technically, associated with the film I guess. Good folks involved. But then… “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull”, another of Spielberg’s one-time big hopefuls, had equally great human backing behind it and remember how that turned out?

Here’s a breakdown of Dahl’s “The BFG” (courtesy Amazon) :

Evidently not even Roald Dahl could resist the acronym craze of the early eighties. BFG? Bellowing ferret-faced golfer? Backstabbing fairy godmother? Oh, oh … Big Friendly Giant! This BFG doesn’t seem all that F at first as he creeps down a London street, snatches little Sophie out of her bed, and bounds away with her to giant land. And he’s not really all that B when compared with his evil, carnivorous brethren, who bully him for being such an oddball runt. After all, he eats only disgusting snozzcumbers, and while the other Gs are snacking on little boys and girls, he’s blowing happy dreams in through their windows. What kind of way is that for a G to behave?

The BFG is one of Dahl’s most lovable character creations. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled into the soft skin of his ear to capture dreams as though they were exotic butterflies; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness

Excited? Who’s your pick for the BFG?

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