Alfonso Cuaron in Talks to Direct J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts!


We learned last week that Warner Bros. Pictures had set a November 18, 2016 release date for “Harry Potter” spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and now comes word via Nikki Finke that Gravity helmer Alfonso Cuaron is “deep in talks” to direct the film! Cuaron also previously directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The film, based on J.K. Rowling’s world of witches and wizards and inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, will follow the adventures of the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.

The first in a planned trilogy set in the wizarding world, the story will feature magical creatures and characters, some of which will be familiar to devoted “Harry Potter” fans. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the “Harry Potter” books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.

What do you think about Cuaron possibly returning to J.K. Rowling’s fantasy world?