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JK Rowling: I want to do a director’s cut of Harry Potter books

September 28th, 2012 by Marc Comments

We’re big fans of Harry Potter both the books and the movies, but primarily the books. So we always prick up our ears when new news appears…

PA are reporting that author  JK Rowling wants to rework two of her Potter books because ‘she reckons that she didn’t have time to finish them as she would have liked’. Basically she wants to do a director’s cut of the books:  “There were a couple of the Potters and I definitely knew that they needed another year,” she told the BBC.
“I had to write on the run and there were times when it was really tough. And I read them, and I think ‘Oh God, maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut’, I don’t know.
“But you know what, I’m proud I was writing under the conditions under which I was writing, no-one will ever know how tough it was at times.”

While we here at FTN are all about supporting an artist’s true vision, we’re not sure if this is necessary. The cynic in us – yes, hard to believe, but we do have a cynic hidden deep within – hopes this isn’t just a money-making project. But until Rowling says exactly which books she’s thinking about, we’ll keep our minds open…

Her first adult novel The Casual Vacancy in in shops now.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….