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Harry Potter director reckons 'The Cursed Child' play should never be a movie

By Time Out Film

It's now less than two weeks until the new Harry Potter movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' opens in cinemas – and the film's director David Yates has been talking about whether the hugely successful Potter play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' should be next in line to be turned into a movie.

Put simply: Yates thinks it would be a bad idea.

'There's something unique and special about keeping "The Cursed Child" as a play,' Yates told BBC's Newsbeat. 'It's a shame to say: Let's turn it into a movie.'

Yates should know what he's talking about. Not only is he directing 'Fantastic Beasts', but he also directed the last four Harry Potter movies and will be directing the second 'Fantastic Beasts' movie due for release in 2018.

'The Cursed Child' is set 19 years after 'The Deathly Hallows', the last Potter movie, and includes the main characters from the films, including Harry, Ron and Hermione, so a movie would make a lot of sense. Still, Yates thinks the play should remain a play.

'It's a brave and incredibly successful way of presenting these classic characters,' he said. 'The guys who created it have done such a wonderful job and it's such a different medium.'

We reckon: watch this space. Only a few weeks ago, it was announced that the Fantastic Beasts franchise would be five movies not three.

Things move quickly and unexpectedly in the wizarding world.

'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them' opens in cinemas on Friday November 18.

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