Warner Bros. Making ‘At Least’ Three More HARRY POTTER Movies
Warner Bros. wants to cash in as much as they can from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Their next move is to adapt J.K. Rowling’s companion book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is scheduled to be released in three parts over 2016, 2018, and 2020 respectively. According to a tweet written by Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara says that the project will be “at least a trilogy.” This means that Warner Bros. is willing to make room for possible boy wizard-related movies after 2020.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be “at least a trilogy,” says Tsujihara. First 3 movies in 2016, 2018 and 2020
— Ben Fritz (@benfritz) October 15, 2014
Seeing a single book expand multiple movies is becoming a trend in Hollywood. The first to start this trend was actually Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and The Hobbit being the first movie to split one book into three films as well as add content from other source materials by Tolkien.
This news comes at the heels of Warner Bros. other movie project, which was also announced recently: adapting DC Comics through the year 2020 and beyond. The announcement itself comes from Time Warner’s investors meeting earlier today where they also talked about HBO giving the option of stand-alone streaming without the need of a cable or satellite subscription.
[via The Verge]