26 Sep '11, 11am

DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to Roald Dahl's book The BFG

LOS ANGELES - DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to Roald Dahl's book The BFG for Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall to produce amid talk that the studio is clamping down on development. The studio, which had a series of disappointments before hitting it big with The Help this summer, is also moving ahead with a new draft of The 39 Clues and has Help writer-director Tate Taylor poised to work the same magic on Pace Like A River. A DreamWorks insider said that the studio is prioritizing projects it has already purchased, but "certainly can and would purchase something great that comes along." E.T. writer Melissa Mathison will adapt The BFG, a children's book about a big friendly giant that was first published in 1982. Several of Roald Dahl's other children's books - Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, James And The Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox - have previously ...

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