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

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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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121 Comments

Julie

I don’t know what to think about this. The thought of more Harry Potter movie excitement after DH really seems awesome, but would they really do this? It seems a little iffy to me. If they could find a way to make it good, with Jo’s approval of course, then I’d think it’d be great. But I don’t want it to be some cheesy thing people make fun of..if they’re going to do it, they better figure out a way to do it right and make it amazing. I’m totally confused as if this is pure rumor or has some basis in fact…I’ll be surprised either way! can’t wait to hear what comes of this!

Posted by Julie on December 09, 2008, 12:11 AM report to moderator
Sarah Jane

YES! YES! YES!

Posted by Sarah Jane on December 09, 2008, 12:34 AM report to moderator
he-who-must-not-be-named

how would tht figure out…5 short stories…wtvr i mean i wont complain but its a little odd…maybe its just for extra moola?(dudes u have enough!)

Posted by he-who-must-not-be-named on December 09, 2008, 12:50 AM report to moderator
Daphne

So true glitterbomb, Marauders film (or book cough JKR) would be great!

Posted by Daphne on December 09, 2008, 02:26 AM report to moderator
ravenclawguy1972

im not sure this could be done and i agreeid rather see a movie about the adventures of The maurauders or even the courtship of james and Lily or heck Harry, Ron and Nevilles adventures as Aurors would be interesting as well, i suppose it could be done Amazing stories style as a series of short films put together, perhaps presented as Hermione reading the stories to her children and her nieces and nephews

Posted by ravenclawguy1972 on December 09, 2008, 02:41 AM report to moderator
celia

that would AWESOME!! the whole time i was reading it…i was thinking it would make a really cool, unique movie!!! It would be awesome to see that stuff on the big screen…JK Rowling is so imaginative. And the screenwriter could definitely work with JKR to make the movie longer…it would be great…i hope it’s true.

Posted by celia on December 09, 2008, 02:59 AM report to moderator
kami

I dont see why they couldnt make it a feature length, especially since other fairy tales have been adapted to feature length stories e.g. anything from Disney

Posted by kami on December 09, 2008, 03:01 AM report to moderator
Shivi

Their probably mad !!! I mean they are after all SHORT STORIES, How can they possibly turn it into a two hour movie ???? And I agree with ONLY one thing you said Glitterbomb, and it’s that we all would be more interested with the movie on the tales of young Dumbledore or the Marauders !!!!

Posted by Shivi on December 09, 2008, 05:15 AM report to moderator
Emélie

A movie ? won’t really fit.
Maybe some kind of 5 episodes mini-série. I guess that could work.
But a movie sure won’t. It’s just can’t turn into a movie content.

Posted by Emélie on December 09, 2008, 05:54 AM report to moderator
Snape's Mistress

Sure, let them make the film/s. On two conditions though:
1. They must have an all-British cast, just as the HP movies
2. ALL profits will go to the High Level Group. If the book’s for charity, so should be the film. Heck, let them do the FB and QTTA documentaries too! But no one gets a penny save for the needy.

Still want to film it? ;)

Posted by Snape's Mistress on December 09, 2008, 06:56 AM report to moderator
Goury

In my opininion you are all taking an incorrect assumption thay it has to be a 2 hour movie. While these stories coulf make an amazing 1 hour motion picture. I have seeen an on screen adaptaion of the Grim Brother’s tales before – a single film split into segments, each segment telling a different story- and it was great!

Posted by Goury on December 09, 2008, 07:02 AM report to moderator
liv

hmm… first thing i don’t think this is true and, if it was, i wouldn’t like it. beedle the bard is great book but…. i don’t want it to become a movie. WB would just do it to make more money and wouldn’t care if they did a good jog or not, since they don’t really care about the fandom.

Posted by liv on December 09, 2008, 09:16 AM report to moderator
IndigoMisfit

wait..what? a movie? really? I could see them making shorts but there isn’t big money in shorts. Maybe they would do a couple and have them play before the Deathly Hallows movies like pixar does with their short films.

Posted by IndigoMisfit on December 09, 2008, 09:51 AM report to moderator
flik258

really? i miss the old harry potter days… i think i’m done with the harry potter world

Posted by flik258 on December 09, 2008, 09:52 AM report to moderator
StixVix

Ok, so here’s my two (or four) cents-worth:
1 – I love the idea of seeing these stories on the big screen, all short stories kind of interwoven together as they are told.
2 – I do not believe it would be a good idea to have any of the HP cast in these films unless they can show some ancestry to justify looking alike. Especially not having a somewhat main (ie Helena BC) coming back as somebody else…way too recognizable.
3 – I like the idea of “reading the book to their children”, but not by any member of the trio…I kind of like the Mrs. Weasly reading to her small children idea (got that idea before my next one).
4 – What if it was Albus Dumbledore’s mother/father reading the stories to him? And they could show how Albus’ brain works through the “meaning of life” moral of the Three Brothers story. Not that he’s foretelling HP or anything like that, but just to show the genious in him or even the sad weaknes that caused his future pain.

PS: Reading the book to a child as the movie narative would not prove people right that HP is a children’s book…look at the Princess Bride where the grand-father is reading the book as the narator and it’s still a big favorite with grown ups more than children.

Posted by StixVix on December 09, 2008, 10:13 AM report to moderator
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