MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Rumor: David Yates Considered to Direct "The Hobbit"

Posted by: Edward
June 14, 2010, 05:00 PM

Rumors have been cropping up on the internet in the past few weeks regarding Harry Potter director David Yates possibly being in the running to take over the production of the film, "The Hobbit."  As movie buffs will know, director Guillermo Del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") stepped away from the the director's chair of "The Hobbit" recently, which has caused much speculation as to who would be his replacement.  Today, is reporting the rumor that Harry Potter director David Yates is the frontrunner  to direct the film.  This information is also being reported by, which notes "that "industry insider tracking boards" have it that Yates is the studio's top choice to take over. It's worth noting that the studio in this case is MGM, which is famously mired in financial troubles and may not even be able to fund the film any time soon. It's also worth noting that Yates just wrapped production on the final Harry Potter film and will be spending the next few months locked in an edit room."

While this is indeed an exciting report, it is still very much a rumor, and will stay listed as such until official word comes from the studio or Mr. Yates' camp.

Thanks to HPANA for the heads up!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Yates News


125 Points

NO WAY!! He has to focus on Harry Potter!He might be good at “the Hobbit” but the director of the “Lord of the Rings” series was A-MA-ZING!

Posted by hpemmapie on June 16, 2010, 01:07 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Guess That Book

When Hermione had bustled off to check on the Polyjuice Potion again, Ron turned to Harry with a doom-laden expression.[br]"Have you ever heard of a plan where so many things could go wrong?"

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!