The BFG film set for 2016 release

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Roald Dahl's The BFG, illustrated by Quentin Blake

DreamWorks and Disney set US release date for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG for July 1, 2016

Break out the frobscottle!

DreamWorks and Disney have today announced that the forthcoming film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg, is set for release on July 1, 2016 in the USA.

The BFG was originally published in 1982 and remains a firm family favourite. The character of The Big Friendly Giant - first introduced in one of Roald Dahl's earlier stories, Danny, the Champion of the World - and his orphan friend, Sophie, have enchanted audiences for more than three decades. In 1989, the story was adapted as an animated TV film.

The forthcoming film adaptation, which was announced on 26th April, is set to add to the celebrations for 2016, when the Roald Dahl Literary Estate will be celebrating 100 years since Roald's birth on 13th September 1916.

Melissa Mathison, who previously worked with Spielberg on ET, is to write the script for The BFG film. Frank Marshall is set to produce, with Michael Siegel and John Madden as executive producers.

Information on a UK and Europe release date to follow very soon...