"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child": Chris Columbus Applies for the Director's Position

Moreover, the three main actors of the film series are coming back

by Pierre Lorenz on November 10, 2021

The play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has been a well-known name to many fans for quite some time. The idea of the play comes from J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and continues the story of Harry Potter 19 years after the epic battle against Voldemort. Harry now works in the Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic and is a proud family man. His youngest child Albus Severus, named of course after the two famous wizards, suffers from being in the spotlight all the time and is looking for a way out of his father's shadow. In an interview with Variety, director Chris Columbus talked about his desires to bring the play to the big screen as well. He said that the actors of Harry, Ron and Hermione are at the ideal age to star in "The Cursed Child". He is referring, of course, to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grind and Emma Watson, all of whom are in their early 30s and thus only a few years younger than their respective characters in the story. The idea of a movie adaptation certainly has its appeal, but there is one major problem with it. The play relies on time travel to earlier events. Two characters who appear in flashbacks are for example Snape and McGonagall. Unfortunately, Alan Rickman has already passed away in 2016 and Maggie Smith is 86 years old. Therefore, the question arises as to how an appearance in the movie could be made. Especially with Snape, they are likely to scare off the entire fan base with both a recasting or an insertion via modern film technology. What do you think of the idea of a film adaptation and what are your thoughts on how it could be done? Feel free to tell us in the comments!

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