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David Yates is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them," according to Variety. Yates previously directed "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and both parts of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Based on the 2001 in-fiction textbook by author J.K. Rowling, "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" will be set in New York, 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series. It will focus on magical creatures and feature magizoologist Newt Scamander as a protagonist. The role has yet to be cast. Having authored the original textbook and all seven books in the Harry Potter series, Rowling is also writing the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts & Where »
There's movement brewing in the cinematic world of Harry Potter as the first of several hopeful spin-off films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, may have found a familiar face to helm its first adventure.
A report at Hollywood Reporter suggests that Warner Brothers is in the process of courting David Yates to direct Fantastic Beasts. It is the first Harry Potter spin-off that Warner Bros. is developing with J.K. Rowling following the end of eight hugely successful Potter adaptations for the big screen. Rowling is currently working on writing the screenplay.
Yates is no stranger to the on-screen Potterverse having directed four of the eight Harry Potter films. They included Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and Part II.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set 70 years prior to the events of Harry Potter. »
We've known for some time that Warner Bros has been preparing to make a spin-off from the Harry Potter series, with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them announced almost exactly a year ago.
The pieces seem to be moving into place for the latest fantasy project, with Jk Rowling writing the script (based on her 2001 book) and, most recently, the news emerging that David Yates is set to return to the director's chair once again.
Although it's still early days for Fantastic Beasts - The Hollywood Reporter says that Yates is "in negotiations" - it seems logical that he'd return to the fold. »
Once he finishes work on his upcoming Tarzan movie, it looks like David Yates will be heading back to the world of Harry Potter, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the director is in talks with Warner Bros. with a view to helming the upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Based on J.K. Rowling’s charity book of the same name and scripted by Rowling herself, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set some 70 years before the adventures of the Boy Wizard, and will revolve around “magizoologist” Newt Scamander – the “author” of said book.
Yates of course has extensive experience in Rowling’s wizarding world, having directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.
- Gary Collinson
After directing the last four Harry Potter movies (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2), David Yates is in talks to direct the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a planned trilogy.
Insiders claim that no deal has been made yet, but negotiations between David Yates and Warner Bros. are ongoing. The story is set seven decades before Harry Potter's story begins, centering on the adventures of Newt Scamander, the fictitious author of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book that was featured at Hogwarts.
Author J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, revealing in an interview that this spin-off isn't a prequel or a sequel to Harry Potter's story.
David Yates is reportedly in talks to return to the Harry Potter universe to direct the spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Jk Rowling reveals new Harry Potter story online
The upcoming movie is set in New York roughly 70 years before the Harry Potter series, and will centre on Newt's supernatural adventures.
Yates previously directed four films in the Harry Potter franchise, starting with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.
Video: Daniel Radcliffe on life after Harry Potter
Although no deal is secured yet for Yates to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them yet, Variety reports that the director and Warner Bros are close to an agreement. »
He thought he was out, but they've pulled him back in.
Having directed the last four of the eight "Harry Potter" movies at Warner Bros. Pictures, David Yates is set to return to the franchise for the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". Yates is in negotiations with the studio to direct the project which Warners is aiming to serve as the launchpad of a new trilogy of films.
Author J.K. Rowling is writing the screenplay for the movie, which is set seventy years before the events of the Potter series and follows a fictitious author named Newton Artemis Fido Scamander.
Scamander compiled a reference guide to magical beasts, and the movies will follow his adventures after he is commissioned to write the book. Unlike the 'Potter' books, the action in 'Beasts' begins in New York.
Yates rose to fame on British television, most notably for his work »
- Garth Franklin
After directing four out of eight Harry Potter movies for Warner Bros., David Yates has been chosen by the studio to direct the upcoming spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on a slim volume penned by J.K. Rowling to benefit the charity Comic Relief.
The spinoff, set 70 years before the Harry Potter series, won’t include characters from the original franchise and will instead focus on adventurer Newt Scamander. In the Potterverse, Scamander wrote a textbook titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is used by Hogwarts students. This spinoff, which is being eyed as a trilogy, will follow his journeys after he’s commissioned to write the textbook.
Before Yates got the gig, it had been rumored that Alfonso Cuaron would direct, though the Gravity filmmaker swiftly denied that he was involved. Yates is a natural pick to direct – he helmed the British miniseries »
- Isaac Feldberg
Harry Potter series director David Yates will return to Jk Rowling’s magical world, helming the Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Yates is a longtime member of the Potter film series, having directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and both parts of Harry Potter and […]
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- Peter Sciretta
These days, David Yates is busy helming Warner Bros. anticipated Tarzan film, but he may be headed back to familiar territory as the director is reportedly in talks to helm the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Citing unspecified sources, Variety says that David Yates, who directed four of the eight Harry Potter feature adaptations, is in negotiations to direct the first Fantastic Beasts film. From the sound of it, in terms of Yates boarding the highly anticipated feature film, nothing is set in stone but Variety says "both sides are in negotiations." After helming the last four Harry Potter films -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 -- Yates returned to Warner Bros. for the mentioned Tarzan movie. We learned last fall that J.K. Rowling was penning a screenplay to adapt her Harry Potter bonus book »
"Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" may be adding a familiar face to the director's chair.
Variety reports that David Yates, who helmed several "Potter" films, including the two-part "Deathly Hallows," is in serious negotiations to direct "Beasts." So far it seems he's just in contention for the first film in the planned trilogy, based on the titular fictional textbook used by Harry and his friends in the "Potter" books and movies.
According to Variety, there is no production schedule in place just yet for "Beasts," and Yates is currently tied up with filming another flick, "Tarzan," until November. But the trade notes that his existing relationship with studio Warner Bros. -- following his direction of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - »
- Katie Roberts
As Warner Bros announces its Fantastic Beasts set of Harry Potter films, Caroline wonders what other film spin-offs we could see next...
It’s around three years since Harry, Ron, Hermione and friends hung up their wands to much fanfare and box office revenue but, come November 2016, we’re all going back to the wizarding world for one (or three) more adventures.
Warner Bros. have released dates for a brand new trilogy set to hit cinemas in November 2016, 2018 and 2020 respectively. Few of us doubted that this would eventually happen – no matter how protective of her stories and their characters Jk Rowling might be, there was little chance that Deathly Hallows Part II was the last ever outing – even if no one saw a revival coming quite this soon.
The appetite for more Harry Potter-related movies is still there, and Hollywood knows it. The obscure choice of Fantastic Beasts And Where »
It's not surprising that an adult actor would look back on his work as a child and not be happy with the results. But that's exactly what Daniel Radcliffe is dealing with when he re-watches his "Harry Potter" films. "Doing 'Potter' was an incredible blessing because it gave me this opportunity to start a fantastic career," said the actor. "But then the moments I'm not as proud of, mistakes other actors get to make in rehearsal rooms or at drama school, are all on film for everyone to see. And that's why it's hard to watch a film like 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince,' because I'm just not very good in it. I hate it. My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn't come across." Radcliffe went on to say that he got better around the fifth film, »
Daniel Radcliffe is aware that starring in the "Harry Potter" franchise as the titular boy wizard opened doors for him -- but that doesn't mean he has to like his performance in the flicks.
In an interview with the U.K.'s Mail on Sunday, Radcliffe admitted that it's painful for him to watch certain installments in the series because his acting -- at least in his mind -- is so poor.
"Doing 'Potter' was an incredible blessing because it gave me this opportunity to start a fantastic career. But then the moments I'm not as proud of, mistakes other actors get to make in rehearsal rooms or at drama school, are all on film for everyone to see," Radcliffe told the paper. " ... And that's why it's hard to watch a film like 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince,' because I'm just not very good in it. I hate it. »
- Katie Roberts
The latest "Everything Wrong" video from Cinema Sins tackles Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I enjoyed all of the Potter movies, but of course, they aren't perfect. The Cinema Sin team managed to find over 16 minutes worth of "sins" in this movie. In case you missed their previous Harry Potter video, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I included that one as well.
Today we return to the Harry Potter franchise... something many of you have been rudely clamoring for us to do. In the 5th Potter film, we see continued Hogwarts ineptitude, some teenage hormones, a bad teacher, and magic somehow gets even more confusing. »
- Joey Paur
CinemaSins continues their film criticism series returning to the Harry Potter film adaptations with Everything Wrong With Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. After the jump I have rounded up all five of their Everything Wrong With Harry Potter movies videos published thus far for those of you who have missed the prior […]
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- Peter Sciretta
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find 9 things you didn’t know about The 5th Element; everything wrong with Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix; Breaking Bad + Mega Man; World War B; and some comic book stained glass windows. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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- Justin Vactor
July 10th, 2014, 0:04am– Here is the next part of our 10-day Birthday Countdown for Rupert-Grint.us‘ Anniversary! While Rupert Grint promoted Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Ice Cream Man became more established as a news source. We shared our first exclusive news and covered several red carpet events. Our UK-based Ivana talks about her experiences as a staff member – and it is thanks to her that you can find Ice Cream Man‘s news on both Google and imdb.com, and she improved many things with her technical knowledge. You can find that and a new poll in today’s countdown below: »
Happy 4th of July everyone! It's not hard to imagine that my favorite part about this holiday is the fireworks! I love lighting them up and watching them go off. I even attempted to make my own at one point… I'll never do that again. As a tribute to this patriotic American holiday celebrating our independence, I've put together a top 10 list of great fireworks scenes from the movies.
This is by far one of the most American 4th of July scenes ever put on film. You've got a group of kids playing baseball in the 1950s on the 4th of July.
Behold, the Giant Mouse of Minsk! This scene is both thrilling and incredibly scary. It's such a cool fireworks scene though.
- Joey Paur
While it shouldn't come as a huge surprise, the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be shot at Warner Bros.' Leavesden Studios in the U.K., where all eight of the Harry Potter movies were shot. U.K. Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced the news during an event on Wednesday.
Unlike the Harry Potter movies, which were set in the U.K., Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actually takes place in New York City, following the adventures of fictitious author Newt Scamander, 70 years before the Harry Potter series begins. The movie is not a prequel or a sequel to the flagship franchise, but merely an, "extension of the wizarding world," according to author J.K. Rowling, who also wrote the adapted screenplay that has been confirmed to be the first in a new trilogy.
Many fans have been wondering if some familiar faces »
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