Steven Spielberg is a busy, busy man. But there is finally some direction in his life as we know what the official release dates will be for his two projects.
On October 16. 2015, an untitled Cold War spy thriller that is being directed by Spielberg will be released in theaters. The next year, on July 1, 2016, his big screen adaptation of the Roald Dahl’s children book, “The BFG” will hit theaters.
The untitled Cold War project has Tom Hanks attached to star and is based on the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U2 pilot. The script was written by the Coen Brothers with original drafts written by Matt Charman.
The BFG is a live action adaptation of the fantastical tale of a Big Friendly Giant who befriends a young orphan girl. Dahl’s book was first published in 1982. Melissa Mathison wrote the screenplay. In the film adaptation, a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.
Even though Spielberg has signed on to several projects over the years, he actually hasn’t directed a film since 2012’s Lincoln.