from ComingSoon.net: During the press day for Lady in the Water, ComingSoon.net asked writer/director M. Night Shyamalan whether his new studio partner Warner Bros. has tried to convince him to direct one of the last two Harry Potter movies. It certainly would be an interesting thing to see a filmmaker mostly known for directing movies from his own scripts, to adapt the adventures of one of the most popular literary characters.
“You know, that Harry Potter dance has gone on a long time,” he told us. “The problem is that it is a living breathing thing now, all by itself. When it comes over to my camp, it needs to be kind of handed over, adoption papers and everything. That’s a tricky move.
“I haven’t met with J.K. [Rowling],” he continued. “The first one was offered to me, but that conflicted with Unbreakable, which was unfortunate. I would definitely, but I think probably before that I would adapt a book. I’ve gotten close a few times to adapting books.”
Stay tuned for more with Night, as it gets closer to the release of his new movie Lady in the Water, which opens on July 21.