Shyamalan offered first 'Potter' movie

  July 9, 2006 at 12:27 AM ET
  m. night shyamalan

During the press day for M. Night Shyamalan'sopens in new window latest movie Lady in the Wateropens in new window, the direct was askedopens in new window if his new studio Warner Bros., who release the Harry Potter movies, had tried to convince him to direct one of the last two films in the series.

Shyamalan's reply when asked about directing a Harry Potter movie:

You know, that Harry Potter dance has gone on a long time. The problem is that it is a living breathing thing now, all by itself. When it comes over to my camp, it needs to be kind of handed over, adoption papers and everything. That's a tricky move.

I haven't met with J.K. [Rowling]. The first one was offered to me, but that conflicted with Unbreakable, which was unfortunate. I would definitely, but I think probably before that I would adapt a book. I've gotten close a few times to adapting books.

Shyamalan is widely known for his popular movies Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village, all of which he wrote and directed. Lady in the Water opens nationwide in the U.S. on July 21st.


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