British director slams Columbus
October 29, 2003 at 12:21 PM ET
Wizard News (via Contact Music)
Parker claims that Columbus' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is too "Americanised", and maintains both he and fellow Brit Terry Gilliam would have made a better effort of author J.K. Rowling's magical franchise.
"It was terrible. Absolutely awful. I would have made it so much better than Chris Columbus. I like to have creative control and do things my way. It was Americanised. The finance was coming from Burger King. They wanted it a certain way. Terry Gilliam would have made a better film than me."