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Rumor Alert: WB Planning a "Beedle the Bard" Movie ?

Posted by: sue
December 08, 2008, 01:54 PM

Well, this didn't take long: the first rumors of a Tales of Beedle the Bard movie have hit the net. Just mere days after the release of the new book from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, CinemaBlend is reporting  that Warner Brothers has "a strong interest" in making Beedle the Bard, the Movie once the Deathly Hallows films are done. The report says that :

Knowing that the magical gravy train is coming to an end, the WB is looking for ways to squeeze more out of Potter. According to one of our regular, reliable sources, they’re hoping to do it by digging deep into other J.K. Rowling work; specifically “The Tales of Beedle The Bard”.

The article then says that WB is grappling with how to include all five tales in the book, but notes that
"these are short stories after all, it’s unlikely there’s enough material in any one story to justify a feature film. According to our sources, Warners is still trying to figure out exactly how to make this work."

Please keep this very much in the rumor category, until official confirmation is released.

Thanks Paul and Cian for emailing.

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Gossip is like a windmill; the slightest breeze generates a buzz. IF and that’s a big if, they actually go through with it, I’d see this as an series of animated shorts in the likes of “the animatrix”; they were related to the Matrix, they were short and they were brilliant. It could work…

Posted by Snape_Snake_Snack on December 08, 2008, 04:21 PM report to moderator
Crown Victoria

Honestly, why am i not surprised? Haey, im not complaining. The More Potter the Better but are they really serious? Is this even possible!!! If they want to do more potter then they should countinue with Albus Severus not tales of beetle and the bard :P. Instead of a film, they should make it a dvd only. It would still make big bucks

Posted by Crown Victoria on December 08, 2008, 04:24 PM report to moderator

Now, it would ofcoarse be an attempt to make more money, but if they do it right, I wouldn’t mind. Think of the animatrix, those were 9 short animated movies about the world of the matrix, made by different animators and different techniques. It was fascinating. If they would do something like that with the tales of beedle, it would be a great treat to watch. And it would be a wonderfull chance to use the remainder of great british actors en actresses. (think Judi dench, Patrick Stewart and so on)

Posted by Redbeard on December 08, 2008, 04:26 PM report to moderator
Crown Victoria

Cant they just let the series die in peace? It feels like they keep trying to raise Harry Potter from the dead. I know its not dead yet and it wont be for a few years but still….just let it be. But whatever: I guess this means nine movies, then?

Posted by Crown Victoria on December 08, 2008, 04:29 PM report to moderator

im going to have to say, let me thing, a bit fat NO on this one. im addicted to potter, but this! can you imagine how bad it would be? there wouldnt be enough content to make it a full movie, so they would add their own stuff and it would be a DISASTER!!!

i could really see it as for the last deathly hallows dvd, a special feature and it be animated. that would be good

Posted by taylor on December 08, 2008, 04:29 PM report to moderator

oooo please…as much as I love HP this would be to much. I think Jo should say no. it has to end somewhere and DH is that end.

Posted by matea on December 08, 2008, 04:36 PM report to moderator
fred wiz

how do you think they would make it into a film ?
they could have like Dumbeldore or someone else read the story from the book and they could have like flashbacks of the actual tale that would be sweat.

Posted by fred wiz on December 08, 2008, 04:39 PM report to moderator

The reviews I’ve read of the book aren’t great, which wasn’t the case with the Harry Potter books. They are wonderful books! I have no doubt Warner Bros. can squeeze money out of it, but really, why not just let The Deathly Hallows be the last hurrah? Why does it all have to be a theme park or another movie or piece of merchandise.
I’d like to think that people can still read a book and enjoy it for just that, a book, rather than wanting it tranformed into some other multi dimensional media. I can guarantee WB won’t donate the profits to charity!

Posted by Lynn on December 08, 2008, 04:46 PM report to moderator

Crown Victoria wrote: “If they want to do more potter then they should countinue with Albus Severus not tales of beetle and the bard”.
WB don’t have the option of doing an Albus Severus movie unless Jo writes it in a book first. As we see from Harry, a History, Chapter four, the agreement between Jo and WB says that WB can only make sequels from books Jo has written.

Posted by roonwit on December 08, 2008, 04:47 PM report to moderator

That’s really weird!!!
A few days ago I was thinking of how the seventh film would be and at the same time I was checking some things about ‘Beedle the Bard’ and so my thoughts combined and I fantasized how it would be if WB did a ‘surprise’ ending and showed one of the stories at the end of Deathly Hallows.

So that means…I’M PSYCHIC!!! XD

Posted by Sorcererke on December 08, 2008, 04:47 PM report to moderator

Ugh. Better be a rumor.

Posted by Liza on December 08, 2008, 04:52 PM report to moderator
KB Prez

Hopefully, this rumor is false. Remember how WB floated a trial balloon about splitting DH into two parts before officially announcing it? It wouldn’t surprise me if this turns out to be trial balloon number two.

I just can’t get excited about WB doing any more HP-related films after DH. To this point, I’d rate the quality of these films as only middling. Let it go WB, PLEASE.

OMG, I’m feeling a lot of hostility today! LOL.

Posted by KB Prez on December 08, 2008, 05:08 PM report to moderator

I think it could be really good. Maybe if they did it from the perspective of a wizard child reading each story and how each moral relates to his/her life in some way. It wouldn’t be nearly as amazing/exciting as the original book series, but it could be very interesting.

Posted by phoenixgirl on December 08, 2008, 05:11 PM report to moderator

Harry Potter was a success in its olden days. Now Warner Brothers, J.K. Rowling, and Harry Potter fans are over doing it. It should be left as it is, without an encyclopedia or any more books/movies. I personally love the books, but I believe it should be left so.

Posted by yohoo on December 08, 2008, 05:12 PM report to moderator
Lazy Kitty

Nooo! No,no,no! No way! Leave it at two Deathly Hallows movies. Besides, look at the source, defenitely just a rumor.

Posted by Lazy Kitty on December 08, 2008, 05:17 PM report to moderator
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