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Old 06-04-04, 10:57 AM
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What directors would you like to see make the remaining Harry Potters?

While Chris Columbus was a good choice for the first one, and did a solid job with the second as well, after reading POA, I think it was wise to go with Alfonse Cuaron the third time out. Basically, as the themes of the movies and books mature with time, it makes sense to get directors that can bring maturity to the movies they make.

I was wondering who you would like to see tackle future installments. Mike Newell is already confirmed for GOF, so I'll select a wish list of hopefuls for the remaining three.


Steven Spielberg-like to see him try one before it ends

Ridley Scott-seems right as they mature

Terry Gilliam-original choice of J.K. Rowling

The Wachowski Bros.-Why not?

EDIT"Oops! Had the wrong director initially. Sorry!


P.S. Sorry if this has been posted before. Didn't have time to mess with search.

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I agree with the first two, not the next two. The reason I disagree with dvdtalk's all time favorite human being Terry Gilliam is that he would make the movie go way overrbudget, try to make it his way too much and probably stray from the book, and he would just get more depressed over a studio interfering.
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I would like to see either Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese.
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Re: What directors would you like to see make the remaining Harry Potters?

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Terry Gilliam-original choice of J.K. Rowling
Gilliam would be wonderful!
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Anybody but Mike Newell... I'm still in shock that he got the job for GOBLET OF FIRE.
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Alfonso Cuaron directed the third, not El Guapo.
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David Lynch.
Harry Potter and the Lost Highway.
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Peter Jackson, reverting to his "Dead Alive" days would be perfect for all the deaths that are slated for the next couple of books.

Terry Gilliam would be pretty amusing, as long as he didn't throw a tantrum and destroy the story.

Tim Burton would be a hoot. I can't wait to see what he does with Willy Wonka.

Coen Brothers would be interesting. Maybe.
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tim burton if there is a really dark one left to make.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
Peter Jackson, reverting to his "Dead Alive" days would be perfect for all the deaths that are slated for the next couple of books.


If they manage to make it to seven, and he feels up to it, PJ would be a great choice the end the series!
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tim burton if there is a really dark one left to make.
Yeah, 'cause BigFish was as dark as coal... Burton's a hack - he got lucky with EdWood, the rest of his films suck.

I vote for Terry Gilliam & Peter Jackson.
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I don't think Burton got lucky with Ed Wood. Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow had great visual style and were wonderful films.

I would also like to see Terry Gilliam. I think the films would be creative, along the lines of the books.

Robert Rodriguez would be a good choice. He's got the Spy Kids films under his belt and plenty of other watchable movies.
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Originally posted by slop101
Yeah, 'cause BigFish was as dark as coal... Burton's a hack - he got lucky with EdWood, the rest of his films suck.

I vote for Terry Gilliam & Peter Jackson.
Big Fish was probably the most un-Burton film he's ever made in terms of how it looked. To say he isn't dar means you obviously haven't watched Sleepy Hollow or his Batman movies.

BTW, most of the movies that weren't Ed Wood (a great movie), were a success.

That said, I would rather he stay away from Potter. If you really want to give it an unexpeceted turn, try David Fincher!
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Peter Jackson.
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george lucas & R2-D2
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I would like to see Terry Gilliam adapt the Discworld to the silver screen...
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Quentin Tarantino as director/screenwriter would be a hoot!
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McG!

Just kidding... but I would like to see Ron Howard take a spin at Hogwarts.
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Michael Bay Harry finally gets to blow some shit up and he and Ron Weasley could be the next Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.

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Alicia Silverstone or Mel Brooks.

But please not Michael Moore!
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I definitely want Cuaron to return to the helm of at least 1 more of these flicks... but I'd KILL to see Spielberg take a crack at it... Maybe Robert Zemeckis as well. If Brad Siberling doesn't **** up Lemony Snicket, I could see him taking a Potter flick.

Of course, I would like to take a crack at Potter 7....

MATT

Why Mike Newell, I'll never know... who did he have to BLOW to get that job!?
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How about Alejandro Amenábar? Why? I don't know. Maybe it's because I was just reading a thread about The Others.
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Originally posted by BernieStolar
tim burton if there is a really dark one left to make.
If?!?

The way things are going, the seventh book will be so dark, people won't be able to see going to the book store.

Seriously.

There are more deaths coming. Harry is likely to lose a bunch of people he really cares about. Plus there is going to be one hell of a nasty wizard duel between Harry and Voldemort at some point.
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McG!

Just kidding... but I would like to see Ron Howard take a spin at Hogwarts.
Far, far too sappy.

For a bit of a whack job, how about David Lynch?
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Originally posted by mllefoo
There are more deaths coming. Harry is likely to lose a bunch of people he really cares about. Plus there is going to be one hell of a nasty wizard duel between Harry and Voldemort at some point.
In an interview with Daniel Radcliff, he was stating that he would be suprised if Harry survived the last book. Which got me thinking, his parents aren't coming back but he could join them... hmmmm.

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