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Rumor Alert: WB Planning a "Beedle the Bard" Movie ?

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Posted by: sue
December 08, 2008, 01:54 PM

Well, this didn't take long: the first rumors of a Tales of Beedle the Bard movie have hit the net. Just mere days after the release of the new book from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, CinemaBlend is reporting  that Warner Brothers has "a strong interest" in making Beedle the Bard, the Movie once the Deathly Hallows films are done. The report says that :

Knowing that the magical gravy train is coming to an end, the WB is looking for ways to squeeze more out of Potter. According to one of our regular, reliable sources, they’re hoping to do it by digging deep into other J.K. Rowling work; specifically “The Tales of Beedle The Bard”.

The article then says that WB is grappling with how to include all five tales in the book, but notes that
"these are short stories after all, it’s unlikely there’s enough material in any one story to justify a feature film. According to our sources, Warners is still trying to figure out exactly how to make this work."

Please keep this very much in the rumor category, until official confirmation is released.

Thanks Paul and Cian for emailing.

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121 Comments

Leif Longbottom

I was hoping they’d do a documentary of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them first.

Posted by Leif Longbottom on December 09, 2008, 10:28 AM report to moderator
simon

wowoow this would be so cool!
it could be like the brothers grimm and how they made that into a film
ie add a back story to them all or something

Posted by simon on December 09, 2008, 12:00 PM report to moderator
J

argh! i have got loads to look forward to… my older bro’s 18th, christmas, new year, skiing, italy, HBP my sister’s 21st, spain, my 16th, christmas, new year, new zealand, DH1, my 17th, getting a car/learning to drive, my brother’s 16th, DH2.
i can’t be excited for another movie.. wait a few years maybe then i might be excited for it. lol. (never thought i’d not be excited about something HP related?)

a movie about harry’s parents, harry’s children, or dumbledore, would be better.. i’m not sure how this one would work!! :S

Posted by J on December 09, 2008, 12:17 PM report to moderator
Sassasarah

What a bad idea! I loved the tales and this will just comercialise it and comletely ruin the way everyone imagined it because everyone has a diferent idea.
Do you think it will come out on audio cd, that would be good.

Posted by Sassasarah on December 09, 2008, 12:19 PM report to moderator
maria

I don’t think it’s a good idea…Harry Potter films are just…Harry Potter films. I think WB must stop thinking in money!!

Posted by maria on December 09, 2008, 12:39 PM report to moderator
Leighandra

i think basically we’re all saying it wouldn’t be this huge big popular movie like the Harry Potter franchise has been . but i think that they know that and i would love a visual interpretation of the book even if it skipped theaters and went straight to DVD, i think it’s une idee magnifique =)

Posted by Leighandra on December 09, 2008, 12:44 PM report to moderator
SybilT

Katie, great idea about Tim Burton! He could do it as an animated film like The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Posted by SybilT on December 09, 2008, 01:23 PM report to moderator
eruanna317

I love the fact that you put a picture of Rita Skeeter on this report of what could very well be a hoax. Ah, Potter humor!

Posted by eruanna317 on December 09, 2008, 01:28 PM report to moderator
Nimbus xl

A cartoon series or a corner of The Wzarding world maybe, but certainly not a cinema release. It’s just not set up for that.

Posted by Nimbus xl on December 09, 2008, 01:46 PM report to moderator
Jen-en-en-a!!!

Lmao! I love this idea! It would be such a wierd little movie!

Posted by Jen-en-en-a!!! on December 09, 2008, 03:08 PM report to moderator
Christine

Cartoons? No. :(

Posted by Christine on December 09, 2008, 03:41 PM report to moderator
Rachel

that’s pretty stupid.

Posted by Rachel on December 09, 2008, 05:00 PM report to moderator
emmy

So the people either don’t like the idea, or they do- and the ones that like the idea seem to all imagine some sort of christmassy movie. please don’t make me cringe! ;)

Posted by emmy on December 09, 2008, 05:18 PM report to moderator
hpboy13

Wow, that was fast, even by WB standards. I’m somewhat wary – if they cna absolutely butcher ready-made material like the actual books, Merlin knows hwat they’ll do with this.

Posted by hpboy13 on December 09, 2008, 05:34 PM report to moderator
emmy

hpboy13, I completely agree

Posted by emmy on December 09, 2008, 05:53 PM report to moderator
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