The show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came close to becoming a movie about six years ago, but Warner Bros. then shelved the project, here’s why.
The Harry Potter film franchise has been a huge success for Warner Bros. with eight chapters following JK Rowling’s saga of novels and incredible merchandise that has fans raving. It went a little less well with the prequel saga, Fantastic Beasts, stalled due to the numerous problems that rained down on the production and the decline in the receipts of the last chapter, the third. But there is another very successful project, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which has not yet found its way to the big screen. Warner Bros. has revealed the background related to movie cancellation inspired by the play.
Apparently, Warner Bros. was ready to make two films based on the play that would include characters from the original saga, but the project has been stalled. In a recent report from Puck, it is stated that the studio was ready to go, but JK Rowling would not sign on to the adaptation. Apparently Rowling, along with theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, were concerned about harming the stage show by releasing a film in conjunction with it.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: a magical show that amazes and entertains
Now that six years have passed and the play has sold in five markets, JK Rowling may reconsider. During the investor meeting, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav made it clear that he wants to return to exploiting the billionaire franchises to which the company owns the rights, primarily Harry Potter, making new films with the approval of JK Rowling. The arrival of a possible adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also hypothesized, even if the news for now does not find certain confirmations.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set nearly 20 years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and features adult versions of some of the original characters in supporting roles. If the arrival of a feature film is confirmed, the hypothesis of a possible return of some of the stars of the original saga is looming, but only if they agree to return to their roles in the magical world of Hogwarts.