Some of you may be disappointed, but "Lincoln" is not Steven Spielberg's next project. The director has now announced that he will next helm a contemporary adaptation of Mary Chase's play "Harvey," about a man and his friendship with an invisible six-foot tall rabbit.
"Harvey" 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.
No casting is in place yet, but many believe that Tom Hanks will almost inevitably be mentioned as one candidate since he's considered a modern-day Jimmy Stewart and has worked with Spielberg on such films as "The Terminal," "Catch Me If You Can" and "Saving Private Ryan."
Pre-production is to begin immediately, with filming set to start after the first of the year as a joint venture between DreamWorks and Fox.
minkowskiwrites: on August 2nd, 2009 at 8:44:47 PM
Maybe Donnie Dark will cameo. Or maybe his rabbit. And the two can get into a fur fight. A psychotic dead dude in a rabbit suit fighing an invisible six foot rabitt. Sounds like something Lucas would write.
Tom hanks would be incredible, I absolutely love this movie and always hoped of remaking it someday.
On the bad side, we have post 21st century spielburg at the helm, and, just like post 98 lucas, he has turned to the movie making dark side. What I really loved about the movie was that the bunny was always sort of imaginative in the sense that you never directly saw Harvey. This is also a joint venture between Dreamworks (who did effects in Transformers, which means we'll probably see the f*cking rabbit, which we aren't supposed to) and Fox ('nuff said).