Steven Spielberg has found his next project in the past.
Hollywood's most famous filmmaker will direct a remake of the 1950 movie "Harvey," which starred Jimmy Stewart as an eccentric who claims to be friends with an invisible 6-foot rabbit. It was based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1944 play by Mary Chase.
Spielberg is finishing work on the first of a new series of movies based on the Belgian comic strip "Tintin," which are being co-financed by Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures. He had been considering directing several other projects in development at DreamWorks, including one about Abraham Lincoln and an adaptation of the kids' history book series "The 39 Clues."
His surprise decision to go with Fox's "Harvey" once again illustrates how, with the entertainment industry's most powerful director, it's always difficult to predict what's next.