After having directed the first two parts of the Harry Potter saga, Chris Columbus did not hide his desire to take the camera again to carry out the adaptation of the play The Cursed Child… with the original actors.
Twenty years have passed since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in theaters. Directed by Chris Columbus in 2001, the film contributed to the success of an already popular literary saga, while launching one of the most beloved film franchises of the 2000s. Good news for fans of the little wizard, Harry Potter adventures could continue on the big screen. After the excellent fan fiction House of Gaunt exit at the start of the school year, the director of the first two parts of the license told the magazine Variety that he would not be against the idea of diving back into the world of JK Rowling.
The filmmaker thus launched an invitation to the novelist, explaining that he “Will love to perform The Cursed Child”, the play written by Jack Thorne and validated by JK Rowling, released in 2016. As a reminder, the plot of The Cursed Child takes place 19 years later The Deathly Hallows. We follow Albus Severus, the youngest son of Harry and Ginny Potter, who enters Hogwarts in the Slytherin house. There, the young boy befriends Rose Granger-Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy’s son.
The return of the original actors?
For Chris Columbus, this big screen adaptation has it all: not only will the huge fan base of the license ensure the film a worldwide success, but in addition “Children are the right age to play these roles” estimates the filmmaker, citing in particular the iconic trio formed by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. a “Little fantasy” who therefore has every chance of seeing the light of day?
No offense to the fans, the adaptation of The Cursed Child may never happen. Firstly because, as Chris Columbus rightly conceded, this is only a fantasy. To carry out the project, it would also require the approval of JK Rowling, as well as the production teams. More complicated still, it would be necessary to succeed in convincing the original actors of the saga Harry potter. It is recalled that since the TERF (Trans-exclusionary radical feminist) position taken by JK Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson had firmly dissociated themselves from the author’s comments on social networks.