Source Pravda.Ru

Steven Spielberg to Remake 'Harvey'

Steven Spielberg will direct a new movie version of Harvey, Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1944 play about a man and an invisible giant rabbit.

The Hollywood Reporter says the film will be a co-production of DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox, the companies' first teaming since Minority Report.

The new version of Harvey was written by novelist Jonathan Tropper, The Malaysia Star reports.

Meanwhile, it's not Spielberg's first time working with hare-raising material. He produced the bunny-trailblazing "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," an early effort in combining live action and animation, in 1988, New York Daily News reports.

No casting for the remake is in place yet; filming is set to begin early next year. Spielberg was last in theaters with 2008's "Indiana Jones" sequel, Reuters reports.

Russia's Ministry for Foreign Affairs is seriously concerned about the state of health of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Sergei Skrypal's niece, Victoria Skripal, said that her uncle had already died.

UK wants Sergei Skripal dead

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13

Putin informed about arrest of US investor Michael Calvey