David Yates to finish the Potter Franchise

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Following on from the news that Stephen Spielberg will not direct the final Harry Potter film ‘Harry Potter and the deathly Hallows’, it’s looking ever more likely that David Yates, the director of the fifth and sixth installments, will finish the franchise. The news is based on Lois Lowry official blog. Lowry’s own book ‘The Giver’ was due to be adapted by Yates but on her official blog she reveals a ‘Giver’ movie will be delayed as Yates looks set to handle “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” after all.


The somewhat bitter sounding Lowry had this to say on the news:  


‘Bad news from The Giver Movie front. David Yates, the director currently working on the next Harry Potter film, was supposed to begin The Giver film next. But he has just decided he wants to do the final Harry Potter first, thereby postponing The Giver by several years. Maybe the opening of this film could be held simultaneously with my celebration-of-life service after I succumb to old age? Or the producers will decide to get a different director. Stand by. But without holding your breath.’



The news has not been confirmed by Warner Bros.