Guillermo Del Toro would direct a 'Potter' movie, but only on his terms
October 26, 2007 at 2:34 PM ET
HPANA (via MTV Movies Blog)
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With filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince currently in production and only one more movie left to be made in the franchise, director Guillermo Del Toro voiced his thoughts recently on the set of his upcoming movie, Hellboy, that he would make a Potter movie if he could do it on his own terms.
They came to me once, for the third one [Prisoner of Azkaban]. I've read them all, and when I read the books before the movies were done, I always pictured Charles Dickens - they were very Dickens-ian. The situation of Harry Potter reminded me a lot of Pip from Great Expectations. I saw they as deeper, more creaky, more corroded; then [the stories] were textured very differently when the first two movies came out. They were so bright and happy and full of light, that I wasn't interested.
Speaking about the last movies, he said:
They seem to be getting eerie and darker ... If they come back to me, I'll think about it.