Steven Spielberg has been circling a lot of potential directing projects recently, but it looks like his next one will be a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book The BFG.
The book was published in 1982, and the story follow a Big Friendly Giant who befriends a young orphan girl. The script for the film will be written by Melissa Mathison, who wrote the script for Spielberg's E.T., so this movie could have E.T. goodness potential.
Spielberg hasn't directed a movie since Lincoln in 2012, and since then he's been trying to decide what his next film project would be. Some of the other ones he has been looking at include The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara; a Cold War project with Tom Hanks attached to star; the sci-fi film Robopocalypse; and Montezuma, which tells the story of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and the famous Aztec ruler.
These are all great projects, but according to THR the director has committed himself to The BFG. He is planning to start shooting the film in 2015, and it will be released sometime in 2016.
I was hoping he would go with the Cold War drama with Hanks, but this should also make a great project for the legendary director. I would be really coo if he could bring back some of that magic that he had when making his earlier films like E.T. This new movie seems like it would alow him to do that.