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Alfonso Cuaron set for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

May 19th, 2014 by Marc 1 Comment

Does Deadline co-founder Nikki Finke know who is set to direct Harry Potter Spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

Well if her Tweet (below) is anything to go by then yes…

Finke believes that Gravity, Children of Men and (series high point) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron is “deep in talks” to direct.

We must say that, while we still aren’t overly excited for this movie, the inclusion of Cuaron would certainly peak our interest somewhat.

The movie is set 70 years before the Potter movies and follows adventurer Newt Scamander; the script is by JK Rowling based on her book of the same name and Warners are hoping to have it in cinemas by Christmas 2016.


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….