Legendary film director Steven Spielberg has been confirmed to direct a live-action film of literary connoisseur Roald Dahl’s book Big Friendly Giant (BFG). The film will follow a friendly giant who, with his friend Sophie in his top pocket, tries to stop another giant from causing havoc in England. An animated film version of the novel BFG was also released in 1989 with actor David Jason voicing the dream-catcher lead role. Melissa Mathison who wrote Spielberg’s break out film E.T has been recruited to work on the film script, and details have not been revealed as to whether Spielberg will only use live-action or a combination of live-action and CGI effects for the film. The film will be released in 2016.