The world of <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/roald-dahl/" id="auto-tag_roald-dahl">Roald Dahl</a> is coming to <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/netflix/" id="auto-tag_netflix">Netflix</a>. In a deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company, the internet TV network has set a new slate of original animated event series based on the books from the Roald Dahl library, including <em>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits</em>, and other beloved titles. In the release announcing the pact, Netflix said it “intends to remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl,”, but notes it plans to build…
Steven Spielberg makes a touching tribute to ‘The BFG’ writer, Melissa Mathison. Screenwriter Melissa Mathison was renowned for writing one of Spielberg’s finest works - ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’. Over thirty years later, Mathison returned to collaborate with the legendary filmmaker on ‘The BFG’ - the final feature film before her death in 2015.
The biggest losers also included Steve Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ ($115 million), ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ ($90 million), ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ ($80 million), ‘Pete’s Dragon’ ($70 million) and the rebooted ‘Ghostbusters’ ($58 million). One analyst, Doug Creutz of Cowen & Co., told Bloomberg: “Overall it was pretty awful. Despite having three movies in the top 10 chart of biggest losses (‘The BFG’, ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ and ‘Pete’s Dragon’), Disney still had a massive summer of profit ($521 million), thanks to the roaring successes of ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’, the two movies with the biggest profits of the year.
The stateside commercial failure of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ has sent shockwaves through film fandom. Generations of British readers have known Dahl as one of the finest writers of children’s books the world has even seen. As we await the UK release of 'The BFG,’ what better time to look back on the existing Dahl movies, and consider how well they captured the spirit of the timeless storyteller?
It might be a bedtime classic in the UK, but Steven Spielberg’s new, big-budget take on Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ has flopped in the States. Over the Independence Day weekend, it’s made a dismal $19.6 million (£14.7 million). It’s what the the big-eared giant, dream-catching himself might call a catasterous box office disastrophe.
Roald Dahl famously loathed all the movie adaptations of his books, including the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. So when the beloved author died in 1990, his widow Felicity (who goes by Liccy) was torn about what to do with his catalogue. It was a time, following the hit... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/news/roald-dahl-movies-bfg-steven-spielberg-matilda-1201806205/" title="Read From ‘The BFG’ to ‘Matilda’: How 5 Roald Dahl Books Landed on the Big Screen">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Steven Spielberg has admitted that a group of Hollywood editors pulled a prank on him during his unofficial internship at Universal that resulted in the now iconic director seeing Marlon Brando naked. “So I ran into the room and there was some guy half-naked behind the Moviola,” Spielberg recalled. After abruptly leaving the room, without the bin, Spielberg noticed that the other editors were now howling with laughter “on the floor,” with Spielberg noting, “The kind of, I guess, punked me.
“The BFG” and “The Legend of Tarzan” are set to do battle over the July 4th holiday weekend. But what was originally supposed to be a clash of two of the summer’s biggest blockbusters, is shaping up to be something a lot less titanic. Both films are struggling to grab audiences’ attention and interest, despite... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/news/bfg-box-office-legend-of-tarzan-1201796977/" title="Read ‘The BFG,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ Failing to Generate Much Box Office Heat">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Steven Spielberg’s live-action adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ has just screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and so far the reaction has been hugely positive. Director Spielberg and Mark Rylance (the actor who plays the big friendly giant) collaborate again, having worked on ‘Bridge of Spies’ together. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw gave it a four-star write-up, calling it ”hugely charming” and describes Rylance’s casting as the BFG as crucial, saying he “absolutely makes this movie what it is”.
Between Jon Favreau’s ‘Jungle Book’ and Steven Spielberg’s 'The BFG’, it’s looking like a vintage year for classic literature on the big screen.
A stunning new teaser poster for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ has been released by eOne and it’s a feast for the eyes. It shows young Sophie, the human star of the film played by newcomer Ruby Barnhill, stood atop the ginormous sandal-clad feet of the titular Big Friendly Giant, with rolling countryside behind them. Mark Rylance, the Oscar-nominated star of ‘Bridge of Spies’, is reteaming with Spielberg to play the giant through a mixture of performance capture and CGI.
The first trailer for ‘The BFG’ made its début last week, as the sneak peek got everyone’s excitement levels ramped up, but what do we know about the adaptation?
Disney’s deal with DreamWorks is coming to an end, according to sources, with Steven Spielberg (one of its founders) set to become a more prominent part of Universal. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the distribution deal between Spielberg’s DreamWorks and the Walt Disney Company will see the ‘Jurassic Park’ director pocket tens of million of dollars from ‘Jurassic World’, as a hands-on executive producer, and will play a similar part for its sequel. It seems that a couple of future projects might now align themselves with different distributors rather than Disney, including the Emily Blunt-starring ‘The Girl on the Train’ and the highly anticipated ‘Ghost in the Shell’ live-action movie with Scarlett Johansson.