The BFG Is Coming to the Big Screen
Today in The Guardian there is an article reporting that Steven Spielberg will be directing a film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG.The article can be found at:
Dahl’s books have never lost popularity and, at the moment, they are the toast of Broadway and London’s West End. I saw Mathilda in London a couple of years back and even though I am not a big fan of musicals, this one was absolutely wonderful. I can’t help but think that the imaginative sets and the overall adaptation would have satisfied Roald Dahl himself. Last year while in London I was able to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and it was fantastic. Again, a musical and again I loved it. I went into it wondering how on earth they were going to stage the play. We’ve seen the story come to life in film (twice) but in film you can show a great glass elevator fairly easily and traverse the whole factory without a problem. How would they do it on the stage? The stage is where we suspend disbelief a bit, I think, so their version of the elevator and the factory itself were suggestive of the ones we know from the book. It really was remarkable. And now The BFG is coming to film and Spielberg is directing. Sounds like a win-win to me!