Spielberg Reportedly Backs Out of Upcoming Harvey Remake

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HarveyThough it may come as a severe blow to those decidedly strange individuals who simply cannot get enough giant rabbit movies, rumors are circulating that legendary director Steven Spielberg has decided to abandon the remake of Henry Koster’s 1950 award-winning feature “Harvey.” Reports over at Variety are pretty minimal, though Spielberg was apparently far enough into the production for 20th Century Fox to reserve a few soundstages for the project. Since I’m not overly familiar with the original film, I can’t say for sure whether or not the Jimmy Stewart vehicle is ripe for the dreaded Remake Machine. However, if you find the news to be particularly distressing to you, the remedy lies in the form of Richard Kelly’s “Donnie Darko.” Avoid the director’s cut and you’ll be okay. Or, you know, you could just watch the original.

No word yet if someone else will takeover the production, or if hot commodity Robert Downey, Jr. is still attached to star as Elwood P. Dowd.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.