Alan Parker Originally Approached to Direct Sorcerer’s Stone
Jun 03, 2003
According to this article in the Guardian, Alan Parker, known for his recent film “The Life of David Gale” as well as “The Commitments”, “Fame”, and “Shoot the Moon”, reveals he was originally approached to direct the first Potter film:
Parker, who finished the book during an “enforced hiatus” caused by threatened actors’ and writers’ strikes in America, revealed he had been approached to direct the first Harry Potter film but had been “auditioned in a late night phone call from LA after I had one or two glasses of white wine.
“I think I would have made a better film,” he quipped.