It’s been reported that David Zaslav is considering a Warner Bros. production of a new Harry Potter movie. It is very likely that the movie is based on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
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Warner Bros. thinks. In the release of the ninth part of the Harry Potter series, based on the popular Broadway play. Fans will remember the massive impact of the eight original films about The boy who lived on popular culture, grossing over $7 billion worldwide, turning the titular character into a household name. Now, more than a decade after the end credits closed on our favorite Wizarding World, Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav revealed that he’s considering bringing the franchise back to the silver screen.
Although there are new installments in the expanded universe of the Harry Potter intellectual property, in the form of an ill-fated trilogy of Fantastic Beasts Of the films, none of these films achieved the magic status or fan reception of the original series. That’s without diving into the media circus surrounding Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trialwhich saw Depp removed from his lead role in the series and largely overshadowed the final film’s release entirely.
According to a source in demonZaslav has expressed interest in taking over the IP, and bringing back fan-favorite characters from the original series as adults; Maybe two movie adaptations of a five-hour play Harry Potter and the cursed Child. The story is an original adaptation of Rowling’s source material – written by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany – which stars the children of the original trio of our wizarding students. Cursed child It also gives us a glimpse into the lives of the adult versions of our beloved characters 19 years after the original series ended.
For all the controversy surrounding a new Harry Potter movie at Warner Bros., there are currently no IP movies or TV series in active development. This is especially odd considering the brand makes millions of dollars each year in ongoing book sales, merchandising deals, and Universal Studios theme park premiums. However, it may be the reason for the halt in production JK Rowling The brand suffocation and toxic media storm that surrounded a string of problematic online posts.
Many investors, actors, and fans find Rowling completely radioactive, and will refuse to support any project bearing her name. That could leave Warner Bros. in a bind with the Harry Potter author, who is known to be working on new contract deals, even writing her own screenplays for the first two. Fantastic Beasts Movies. However, Zaslav has noted the fact that WB holds the film rights to the original book series, which means they have the ability to move forward with rebooting the franchise without Rowling’s active involvement.
Still, rebooting the series with new actors might be seen as a desperate ploy for relevance from the studio, and lead to backlash when die-hard fans of the original films are inevitably not happy with the new cast. Right now, it seems like the studio needs Harry Potter more than she does, and even her deeply hurtful views on gender identity aren’t enough to ruin her huge career.