Spielberg Hops on the Remake-Go-Round

August 3, 2009

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Steven Spielberg, the man who famously presented Animaniacs, has announced he'll be shooting a remake of Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play-turned-Jimmy Stewart movie about a man and his six-and-a-half-foot rabbit friend only he can see. From Variety:

Steven Spielberg has committed to his next film, and it will be an adaptation of the Mary Chase Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Harvey,” which will be done as a co-production between 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks.

It is the first screenplay by the bestselling novelist Jonathan Tropper.

It is the story of an amiable eccentric, Elwood P. Dowd, and his friendship with a six and one-half foot tall invisible rabbit, and how it affects every member of his family and community. The play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944, and was previously turned into the 1950 Universal film that starred Jimmy Stewart and Josephine Hull.

Spielberg later added, "This shit's going to be SO fucked up, dude. Like, did you see Donnie Darko? Like that times a billion in fucked-upitude, man."

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