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Over the weekend, the Internet was abuzz with rumors that heavyweight directors Martin Scorsese and Lars von Trier would collaborate on a remake of Scorsese's 1976 classic 'Taxi Driver.'

But according to von Trier's business partner, Peter Aalbaek Jensen, the rumors are completely false. "I have seen it [the story] in the Danish film magazine and what is written there is not true," he told Screen Daily.

Rumors first sparked after it was reported that Scorsese and von Trier met in Berlin, which is currently hosting its International Film Festival. Over the weekend, the Internet was abuzz with rumors that heavyweight directors Martin Scorsese and Lars von Trier would collaborate on a remake of Scorsese's 1976 classic 'Taxi Driver.'

But according to von Trier's business partner, Peter Aalbaek Jensen, the rumors are completely false. "I have seen it [the story] in the Danish film magazine and what is written there is not true," he told Screen Daily.

Rumors first sparked after it was reported that Scorsese and von Trier met in Berlin, which is currently hosting its International Film Festival.

In the past, von Trier convinced Danish director Jorgan Leth to remake his 1967 film, 'The Perfect Human.' Von Trier challenged the director to take part in a project he called 'The Five Obstructions,' in which the director would redo his film five times, facing a different obstacle with each try. Reporters and film fans had speculated that a 'Taxi Driver' remake would work along the same lines, with Robert De Niro reprising his Oscar-nominated role as Travis Bickle.

But while the two directors did meet at the Berlinale, Jensen said the idea of them remaking 'Taxi Driver' was "rubbish."

Sound off: Are you relieved that the rumors are false?