JK Rowling has already denied adaptation of former head of Warner Bros. Pictures
David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, has already shown interest in investing in large franchises in the new strategy and Harry Potter is one of them. According to Puck, the executive told investors that he wants to adapt the work The Cursed Child, but that it depends on author J.K. Rowling.
This wouldn’t be the first time the studio has tried to bring the work to the big screen. Toby Emmerich, former head of Warner Bros. Pictures, tried to adapt it into two feature films, but the British writer blocked the idea.
It remains to be seen how the new CEO will get approval and how the new cast should be, since Daniel Radcliffe himself, who played the boy wizard, has no desire to return to the role.
The Cursed Child, produced as a stage play in London and on Broadway, features an adventure set decades after The Deathly Hallows. The protagonists are Harry’s children, Ron, Hermione and Draco, but the classic characters appear in supporting capacities.