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Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Thriller & 'The B.F.G.' Find Release Dates

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 16, 2014 12:32 PM
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Steven Spielberg
Having been so prolific for so long, Steven Spielberg's career tends to go in fits and starts these days. The director has spent much of his career making a film every year (and sometimes even two, with a gap of more than a couple of years being quite rare, but it took him three years to follow up "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" back in 2008, after a number of other projects fell through. Still, a flurry of activity followed, with "The Adventures Of Tintin," "War Horse" and "Lincoln" all hitting theaters within a year, but another three year gap has followed the acclaimed latter film, as the great director has been cautious about picking his next project.

Steven Spielberg To Direct Adaptation Of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2014 10:59 AM
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Steven Spielberg The BFG
You might have forgotten, but a few years ago DreamWorks tapped "E.T."-writer Melissa Mathison to pen an adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved "The BFG." And that was pretty much the last we heard of the project, but now it has come roaring back into the spotlight with a choice of director that we probably should've guessed way back when.

DreamWorks Hire 'E.T.' Scribe Melissa Mathison To Adapt Roald Dahl's 'The B.F.G.'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 28, 2011 2:50 AM
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Compared to other authors, Roald Dahl has had better luck than most with cinema adaptations. OK, so Tim Burton's gaudy, joyless "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is still fresh in the memory, but most of the film versions of Dahl's books -- the Gene Wilder-starring 1971 "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," Nicolas Roeg's "The Witches," Danny DeVito's "Matilda," Henry Selick's "James And The Giant Peach" and Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" -- have successfully captured the spirit of Dahl's work while also managing to stand on their own two feet on the big screen.

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