David Yates

Uh Oh, Warner Bros.’ 3D ‘Tarzan’ Movie Might Be in Big Trouble

by Erin Whitney October 14, 2015 @ 11:34 AM
Walt Disney
Tarzan might be stuck up in the trees for a while. Although Warner Bros. plans to release its upcoming 3D Tarzan film, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie, in July of next year, it looks like that may not happen. According to a new report from THR, sources close to the production reveal that there’s still a lot of work to do on the unfinished film.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Begins Filming, Samantha Morton Joins Cast

by Britt Hayes August 17, 2015 @ 5:33 PM
Warner Bros.
The casting recently began falling into place for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the Harry Potter spinoff isn’t done just yet — Samantha Morton has joined the line-up of the upcoming film, which has begun shooting in London. Given that the story brings its protagonist over to New York, it shouldn’t be long before filming commences stateside.

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

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

by Britt Hayes August 21, 2014 @ 1:43 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

by Nick Romano September 26, 2013 @ 1:52 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?

by Eric Walkuski August 1, 2013 @ 8:10 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

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.