Roald Dahl's BFG To Hit The Big Screen

Human beans rejoice!

Back in 1989, now defunct children's TV animation studio Cosgrove Hall made a film version of The BFG, starring David Jason as the Big Friendly Giant himself and Amanda Root as Sophie, the miniature-by-comparison herione.

It arrived on TV screens on Christmas Day that year, and now, 22 years later, ET writer Melissa Mathison, veteran super producer Frank Marshall and Dreamworks itself are planning on making a live-action version.

Mathison, as you might have guessed, is on writing duties, but no director or actors have been announced, though we're sure the rumours will start flying about the internet soon enough.

It seems like a sensible move from Dreamworks, with Dahl stories proving to be a rich vein for directors over the years, from Nic Roeg's The Witches to Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox and Henry Selick's James And The Giant Peach.

And as it's live action, we're interested to see who exactly the BFG is going to be, so, you know, big and friendly. Hmm. James Cromwell has the right look...

No release date has been earmarked yet for The BFG, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out.