Last week the release date for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film was finally announced for 2016. Now, the rumors have begun to fly over who will direct the film, as well as who will be cast in the main roles. Today, a strong lead has emerged for who could direct.
According to Nikki Finke, who is the founder and editor in chief of Deadline Hollywood, Alfonso Cuarón, the director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is “deep in talks” to direct the film:
I hear Alfonso Cuaron (‘Gravity’, ‘HP/Azkaban’) deep in talks to direct JK Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’. Perfect pick.
— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) May 19, 2014
Nothing has been officially announced, yet, and this could be the first of many rumors we hear over the coming weeks – and months! Hopefully, we’ll learn something new very soon!
Whom would you chose for director? Do you think Alfonso Cuarón would be a good pick? Let us know your thoughts!