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Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Will Be a Trilogy, Release Dates Announced

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by Jacob Hall October 15, 2014 11:33 AM
Warner Bros.
In news that should surprise absolutely no one, it was revealed today that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' the first cinematic spin-off from the massively popular 'Harry Potter' series, won't be a standalone film. Warner Bros. is betting heavily on their return to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world and have announced that the adventures of magical animal specialist Newt Scamander will be a trilogy.

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Finds a 'Harry Potter' Director

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by Britt Hayes August 21, 2014 01:43 PM
Warner Bros.
Here's another reason to be excited for 'Harry Potter' spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': the new project has just taken on a director quite familiar with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. David Yates, who helmed four of the films in the series, is returning to tame the mythical beasts.

'Tarzan' Finds a Villain in Christoph Waltz Opposite Alexander Skarsgard

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by Nick Romano September 26, 2013 01:52 PM
The Weinstein Co./HBO
A 'Tarzan' remake with David Yates of the 'Harry Potter' franchise attached to direct has long been in development, and has actually not been officially greenlit as of yet. However, Warner Bros. is looking to culminate a top-notch cast to help get this film made, and Oscar-winning 'Django Unchained' star Christoph Waltz has been added in a villainous role.

'Scarface' Remake Coming...From 'Harry Potter' Director?

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by Eric Walkuski August 01, 2013 08:10 AM
Universal Pictures
This article brings two very surprising revelations. One: Universal Pictures is planning a remake of 'Scarface,' the character made infamous by the 1932 and 1983 classic gangster films. Two: In one of the strangest pairings of material and director, the studio has evidently turned to David Yates, director of three 'Harry Potter' films, to do the job.

FX's 'Tyrant': 'Harry Potter' Director David Yates Steps in for Ang Lee

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 12, 2013 11:45 PM
FX / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Though yet to film, FX's upcoming terrorism pilot 'Tyrant' had already attained a significant amount of buzz even prior to hiring 'Life of Pi' director Ang Lee to helm the pilot. Lee ultimately dropped out, but now 'Harry Potter' director David Yates has stepped in to guide the hotly-anticipated series by directing its pilot episode.