With the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire this past weekend some directors like Sam Mendes, Garth Jennings and Jared Hess weigh in on how they would direct a Harry Potter movie.
Chris Stokes (You Got Served):
I'd make them a lot scarier, like a 'Jurassic Park'-type movie.
Sam Mendes (Jarhead):
The pressure of those books is so huge, you know? Following someone else who's already directed the visual language of it doesn't really allow you much freedom to express what it is that's your vision. So would I consider it? Not really.
Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy):
I'm not a big fan of blue-screen things, so I'd try to do as much in-camera as possible. Of course, it'd be kind of difficult to do a fire-breathing dragon in-camera, but I'd try. And I'd try not to be too worried about the dark side coming through. The books — particularly this fourth one — have the most wonderfully dark gems hidden in them. It seems like the films just keep getting a bit darker and darker, so maybe the last one will be some X-rated movie.
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