Who’s all hopped up for a remake of Harvey? THR has details:
[Steven Spielberg] will direct as his next film a contemporary adaptation of Mary Chase‚Äôs play ‚ÄúHarvey,‚Äù about a man and his friendship with an invisible, six-foot tall rabbit. 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks will coproduce the project.
‚ÄúHarvey‚Äù was first adapted for the screen in 1950 with James Stewart in the starring role as Elwood P. Dowd. Novelist Jonathan Tropper has written the adaptation for the new version. Tropper is the author of ‚ÄúThe Book of Joe,‚Äù ‚ÄúEverything Changes,‚ÄùPlan B,‚Äù ‚ÄúHow to Talk to a Widower,‚Äù and his newest book, ‚ÄúThis is Where I Leave You,‚Äù which will be published this month.
No casting is in place yet, but pre-production is to begin immediately, with filming set to begin after the first of the year as a joint venture between DreamWorks and Fox.
So insert this invisible bunny project ahead of anything else you were hoping to see next:
- Harvey (2010) (pre-production)
- Old Boy (2010) (pre-production)
- The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)
- Lincoln (2011) (pre-production)
- Interstellar (2011) (announced)