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Monday, December 08, 2008

Beedle the Bard a movie?

According to this wee article:

WB is looking for ways to squeeze more out of Potter. According to one of our regular, reliable sources, they’re hoping to do it by digging deep into other J.K. Rowling work; specifically “The Tales of Beedle The Bard”.


None of these [five] stories [within the book] seems to have any connection to the other, which ought to make it difficult for Warners to fit them all into a single film. Could they be planning five movies? That would seem unwise. These are short stories after all, it’s unlikely there’s enough material in any one story to justify a feature film.

Because people have never turned short stories into films before...

Actually, I'd much rather see a J. K. Rowling story turned into a movie with more plot added rather than taken out, as they do with all the Harry Potter films. The Harry Potter stories aren't that spectacular to begin with; trimming the plot just makes it worse. If WB could get some talented screenwriters, they could certainly expand each of the stories into full-length films and make a huge sum. You want me to do it?

Or even better, turn them into musicals!


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