The BFG Is Going to Hollywood!
It took more than 30 years but there's going to be a live-action feature film based on our favorite faaaavorite story about child-eating giants, dream alchemy, and the joys of recreational farting. And if you don't know what we're talking about, then now is your big chance to read it before it hits the big screen—"it" being Roald Dahl's The BFG, obviously.
Published in 1982, The BFG tells the story of a little girl named Sophie and a 24-foot tall dude known only as The Big Friendly Giant, who spirits her away to his secret homeland after she spots him from her window in the middle of the night. Sophie's adventures with her new friend, which include keeping her presence a secret from the other, not-so-friendly giants with names like Fleshlumpeater and Childchewer, culminate in an exciting denouement that we won't spoil for you... except to say that it involves giant cucumbers and Queen Elizabeth II and what are you still doing here go read it already.
The book has been a beloved classic for ages, but except for a forgettable animated version made in the late 1980s, Hollywood hasn't gone near it — possibly because it hasn't been allowed to, the author's estate being notoriously picky about letting his work be adapted. One thing that might have changed their mind: the fact that the man in charge is Steven Spielberg, a.k.a. the most famous director in the world who knows a thing or two about making amazing adventure movies.
The only bad news is that The BFG won't even begin shooting until next year, and won't be in theaters until 2016. But that just gives us more time to put together the best giant cosplay costume ever, right?
Are you so excited to see The BFG on a big freakin' screen?