05 May 2006

When Harry Met Terry?

Wow... could it be true that Terry Gilliam is slated to direct the next Harry Potter movie?

According to this article, Rowling wanted Gilliam for the movies from the start... that would explain why it took three movies for the series to really find its feet.


Blogger CW Crisman said...

I love Terry Gilliam, but having him do the Potter movies would result in a 40 year old boy wizard dancing through a half finished epic... that only came in 30 billion over budget and 10 years late... :-)

9:33 PM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger Lee H. said...

I actually hope it doesn't happen, for fear of that very thing... if he had done the first or second movie, he could have shaped it into his vision of the stories, but now I think it's too late... Chris Columbus gave the series its pedestrian look, and now the following directors have to work from that (and I think both of them have done so, quite brilliantly). Gilliam's career is fragile at the moment.. he doesn't need to get caught up in this corporate spiderweb now, or ever.

12:36 AM, May 06, 2006  
Blogger Stefush said...

WhatEVER! I'd love to see Terry do Potter. I think this franchise has the legs to switch directors from film to film and inspire it's own versions that are equally as enjoyable as the books themselves.

The kids in the movies are only going to be more and more comfortable in front of the camera, and so they'll be able to work with whatever director comes down the pike. Plus, the character Brits doing the teacher roles are as rock-solid as you could ever want.

Go, Terry! Film Comeback Story of the Year!

7:31 PM, May 06, 2006  
Blogger CatsFive said...

Guys, guys, shhh-- it sounds like we've time-teleported back to 1991 and we're talking about George Lucas.

7:32 PM, May 06, 2006  
Blogger Lee H. said...

CatsFive said...

it sounds like we've time-teleported back to 1991 and we're talking about George Lucas.

It's funny you say that.. you know Lucas wanted a different director for every Star Wars film, right? In fact, Return of the Jedi was supposed to be directed by none other than David Lynch, but Lynch didn't want to participate in another director's project.

As it turns out, the only Star Wars film that really works as a film is The Empire Strikes Back, NOT directed by Lucas. (Jedi wasn't directed by Lucas, either, but it was such a last-minute, merchandise-poisoned film that it's basically unwatchable.)

OK, that's earlier than 1991 type talk, but still... :D

Also, this is hopefully the last time I'll ever talk about Star Wars in public. Yeesh.

10:21 PM, May 06, 2006  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...


10:24 PM, May 06, 2006  
Blogger Lee H. said...

smacks Rev with a very large *D&D book

*that a friend left at my house

10:34 PM, May 06, 2006  

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