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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Chris Columbus wishes to adapt the play – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

On the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone, director Chris Columbus reminiscences his experience with working on the films, the child actors, and says he is ready to adapt the stage play on screen.

  • Chris Columbus says that the actors who played Harry Ron Hermoine and Ginny have reached an age which is similar to their characters in the stage play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
  • Chris Columbus says he has not watched the spinoff – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
  • Chris Columbus wants to reenergize the Harry Potter franchise as J J Abrams did with the Star Wars series.
Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Columbus
Chris Columbus directing Daniel Radcliffe In the Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone movie

The director of 2 inaugural Harry Potter movies, Chris Columbus whose first one, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this week. He helped set up the franchise on a movie while the actors portraying Harry, Ron, and Hermoine were younger kids. The foremost actors, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint are all in their 30s now, which makes them approximately identical age because of the grownup variations in their characters withinside the stage play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbus found out that he noticed a Broadway production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in London’s West End, and now he is jonesing to do a film adaptation — or — have to the chance ever gift itself.

Columbus mentioned “Star Wars” and the way J.J. Abrams revitalized the franchise, which is positive to make a few audience members who had been now no longer enthusiasts of “The Rise of Skywalker” scoff. It appears clean from his context that, despite Harrison Ford’s cameo in “Skywalker,” Columbus is speaking extra about “The Force Awakens,” which did assist make “Star Wars” one of the wonderful comeback memories of the 2010s. Before matters commenced to resolve again to the disappointments and divisions of the prequel era, that is.


Columbus stated he is by no means seen the “Fantastic Beasts” movies, so perhaps it is why he can afford to be so positive about “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The play begins where the very cease of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” left off, with Harry and his wife, Ginny (Bonnie Wright withinside the movies), placing their son at the Hogwarts Express.

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