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Alfonso Cuaron Has No Plans to Direct "Fantastic Beasts"

Posted by: Mel
May 25, 2014, 08:43 PM

Unfortunately, rumors that Alfonso Cuaron would direct "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" turned out to be just that. The "Prisoner of Azkaban" director was recently interviewed about his upcoming projects and said that he currently has "no plans of any kind":

"It was a very beautiful experience for me. I have a lot of love for that universe and I tremendously admire J.K. Rowling, but today, for the present, projects based around lots of visual effects don't attract me. I'm coming out of a five-year process of doing visual effects and now I sort of want to clean my palate of that a little bit," the director said.

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452 Points

Well, that’s that… I wonder who it is, then. I wonder if they’ll finally go for Steven Spielberg, or something.

Posted by Mad But Happy on May 26, 2014, 11:40 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Best news I’ve seen in a good while… Would love it if they brought back Chris to direct…

Posted by Won_Two on May 26, 2014, 01:44 PM report to moderator
928 Points

I am happy about this. Hopefully it will be true.

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on May 27, 2014, 02:46 PM report to moderator
107 Points

also if you have xfinity with the opening of the wizarding world of harry potter if you don’t have the ultimate blu rays you can see all 8 parts of creating the world the bad news is parts 1, 3 and 6 creating the magic, the music of harry potter and the creatures of harry potter isn’t the the magic is 28, and it cuts off when it really starts to get good out of 63 minutes, haven’t seen parts 3 or 6, part 3 is 30 minutes of 63, and creatures is only 10 of 64, but 2,4,5,7,8 are the full and part 2 is the longest at 80 minutes

Posted by potterball on May 27, 2014, 05:12 PM report to moderator
85 Points

Bummer. It’ll be interesting to see who they choose in the end. If they decide to pull from past HP directors, I truly hope they forget all about Columbus.

Posted by Justin the Mighty on May 28, 2014, 09:38 PM report to moderator
444 Points

I don’t know who would be a good choice, but I’m glad it’s not Cuaron. We’d have his vision and not JK Rowling’s vision of the Fantastic Beasts. He seems to me to be one of those directors who is very creative, but not very faithful to the source material. Better for him to just do his own thing.

Posted by Eeyore on June 02, 2014, 02:41 PM report to moderator
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