Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
MTV's movie blog is reporting that Guillermo Del Toro, the genius behind Pan's Labyrinth, is interested in directing a Harry Potter movie – which pretty much means he's interested in directing the final installment, Deathly Hallows, seeing as how David Yates has already signed on to direct the sixth movie, Half-Blood Prince.
Of course, regular readers of this site will know in what low regard I hold Rowling's final Potter novel. I'd have rather seen Del Toro direct book three or five.
But maybe Del Toro could break from the literalist ranks of most of the Potter filmmakers and follow the lead of his colleague Alfonso Cuaron by altering Rowling's novel for the better.
Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer
Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.