Alfonso Cuarón NOT looking for a new project

We posted only recently that Alfonso Cuarón was rumored to direct the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film. Nikki Finke suggested on Twitter that Alfonso was in talks to direct the film, which sent fans into a frenzy. We also posted an article that argues the pros and cons of Alfonso directing the film, from two very different PoVs, which is well worth a read.

However, a new article today states that Alfonso is NOT looking for any new projects at the moment. Speaking from Italy, Alfonso said,

My near-term plans over the coming months are to take my kids to school and plan what I’m going to do this summer with them. Now, I’m once again connecting with life; I have no plans of any kind.

Speaking about his involvement in the Harry Potter universe, Alfonso further said,

It was a very beautiful experience for me. I have a lot of love for that universe, and I tremendously admire J.K. Rowling, but today, for the present, projects based around lots of visual effects don’t attract me. I’m coming out of a five-year process of doing visual effects, and now I sort of want to clean my palate of that a little bit.

It seems that perhaps Alfonso might not be in the running to direct the film after all, but who knows what will happen next?

What do you think of Alfonso’s statement? Were you keen for him to direct the film? Whom do you think should direct the film?

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  • Oh thank Merlin.

    • Kulbir

      Somebody doesnt know how to appreciate a true visionary when he sees one. Azkaban IS the best HP. Everybody is entitled to an opinion but when it comes to Art Direction this man is a God. And thats a fact, I still want him to do Beasts. He is perfect especially for something brand spanking new.

      • Azkaban is a pile of tripe and an insult to the entire HP series. Let him be a visionary on something else, and leave the wizarding world alone.

        • Richard

          I disagree, I think Goblet and on were bigger insults, but regardless – everyone’s big problems with Azkaban were that he did things with the story that fans didn’t like. Beasts isn’t based on a book, Rowling is writing the screenplay. There is nothing to ‘mess up.’