According to reports today, Alfonso Cuarón, who directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is “deep in talks” to direct the first Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie.
UPDATE 25/05: The Global Post is today reporting that Cuarón is not in talks to direct Fantastic Beasts, or any other movie in the near future.
‘U.S. media reported in recent days the possibility that Cuaron might direct the Harry Potter spinoff saga “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which is currently in the pre-production phase.
“It was a very beautiful experience for me. I have a lot of love for that universe and I tremendously admire J.K. Rowling, but today, for the present, projects based around lots of visual effects don’t attract me. I’m coming out of a five-year process of doing visual effects and now I sort of want to clean my palate of that a little bit,” the director said.’