Heyman: Kloves to Return for Sixth Script


Oct 23, 2005

Posted by Melissa Anelli

A quick note from today’s press junket that we hadn’t yet snipped for you: According to Executive Producer David Heyman, Steve Kloves, who wrote the script for the first four films, is going to return to script Half-Blood Prince:DH: … He is a fantastic writer, who manages to bring a keen sense of character, and really understands the voice of the actors he is writing for. He can write with great emotion, and at the same time, also a great humor. He is not doing the fifth, because he is writing another project for me called, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which I hope he will direct. However, he read the sixth book and couldn’t stay away, and so he’s gonna come back and write the sixth.
Mike Newell: Oh, great! Oh, that is good!

DH: Yeah, I know it’s great. (laughter) Michael Goldenberg is writing the fifth. He is another writer, who, actually, I talked to about the first film, and he’s doing a fantastic job. You can never make a good film out of a bad script. You most certainly can make a bad one out of a good one. But, he does have a good script. And, I really believe that Steve Kloves, on each of the four films, has given us a really good script. He’s also a man, in my perspective, who writes without ego. He’s someone who… It’s great when you sit in the script meeting with him, because you can say anything – and he’s thought through everything – it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t defend what he has, but he does it in a way which explains the reason why he has done what he has done. But, it’s always open to changes. He also has an encyclopedic knowledge of the world, and clearly, he and Jo are very much on the same wavelength.

Transcripts of the conference are on the way!

2 Responses to Heyman: Kloves to Return for Sixth Script

Avatar Image says:

Why, why WHY? I thought we’d rid ourselves of this self-serving writer. Why stick in such sub-par dialog of his own invention when there is such good source material to work with?! The Fifth movie, for all it’s flaws, did at least show homage to the book in this manner, re-creating (for all of us who have them memorized) large passages from the book, which is what the Movie should be overall! Steve Kloves has never managed to represent the books well to screen. Even Rowling only ever comments that the films ‘visually’ represent her series well, careful not to point out the blatant disregard for her text.


Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Yes, I have to agree.

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