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Harry Potter Director Wants To Make A Cursed Child Movie With Original Cast

Stewart Perrie

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Harry Potter Director Wants To Make A Cursed Child Movie With Original Cast

The director who brought the first two Harry Potter books to the big screen is keen to keep the good times rolling.

Chris Columbus was at the helm for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets, and he also produced The Prisoner of Azkaban.

He's signalled his interest in finally making a movie out of the stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The storyline takes off directly after the epilogue in The Deathly Hallows and sees Harry and Ginny's son Albus attend Hogwarts for the first time.

The play also involves some time travel so there are small nods to the previous books woven throughout the new narrative.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

While it has remained a theatre production with stunning effects since its debut in 2016, there have been calls ever since to make it into a movie.

Speaking to Variety, Chris Columbus threw his hat into the ring to be the one who does it.

"I would love to direct The Cursed Child. It's a great play and the kids are actually the right age to play those roles. It's a small fantasy of mine," he said.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are now in their early 30s, which would mean they wouldn't have to use heavy CGI to make them into parents.

Considering the play has been around for five years and there hasn't even been an inkling of a rumour that a movie will be made about it proves that it's probably just a pipe dream for now.

Having a Harry Potter stage play allows the magic of Hogwarts to be illustrated and expressed in a completely different way.

But at least we have a director on hand if that day should come.

Interestingly, Chris might want to go over his previous work if he gets the honour as he revealed he's never sat through the first two Harry Potter films since they were finished.

He told Variety: "I see pieces of it all the time, particularly from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day when it's on every single cable channel 24/7.

"If I'm flipping through the channels, I'll stop and watch a scene. It is very melancholy because I'm very proud of this first film. Being able to smile and realize people are watching this 20 years down the road, it's a nice feeling."

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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