10 Reasons Why Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Should Be Made Into a Movie
For every Harry Potter fan, the dream has always been that the series continue on and allow us to explore more of J.K. Rowling’s magical world. Now that we have discovered that the story continues in play form with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it’s time to take things one step further and make it into a movie! Here are 10 reasons why the upcoming play should be made into a movie, with screenplay by J.K. Rowling herself!
#1: The book was meant to be read as a play
Rowling wrote her characters in such a way that they would come alive on stage. The fact that she has no experience with screenwriting doesn’t make it any less likely that she could capture their essence. It’s like Shakespeare — his plays were meant to be read not acted, but many of them are still amazing films! Moreover, because Rowling knows how she wants her characters to act/behave, writing them as film characters won’t be that hard for her.
#2: Special effects will be amazing
Ever since Phil Tippett blew us away with his stop-motion dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, we’ve been spoiled. CGI has come such a long way that it’s really hard to distinguish between what’s real and what isn’t when watching movies. I honestly didn’t know that Ian McKellen was actually portraying Dumbledore until he walked out of character at one point. As they always say....anything is possible in the modern and/or digital age!!
#3: There are so many questions people want answered
How will Albus do as Headmaster of Hogwarts? Will Scorpius become friends with his dad? What’s going to happen to Harry’s character?! (Let’s be honest, he did take over in book 7, so that shouldn’t change). How do you start an essay about why something should be made into a movie? Well, firstly by mentioning all of these questions: what happened to Hogwarts after Voldemort was defeated? Are Ron and Hermione still married?
#4: We won’t have to wait long for the next chapter (hopefully)
It’s been over ten years since we last saw what happened to Harry, Ron, Hermione, and their friends. With the eighth installment of Rowling’s beloved series having released in July 2007, millions of fans across many generations are dying to know what happens next. And with Rowling now saying she won’t write any more books (but adding that she wants to focus on screenwriting), there may not be another book or story in which we learn more about these characters’ lives.
#5: There’s no need for an extended edition, since it’s all there
The most important thing to remember about movies is that they can never truly replicate what is already in your head. The beauty of books is that they are filled with details, but in movies there are always things left out—it’s just not possible to include every last bit of information. We need not worry, though; if you’ve ever read a Harry Potter book then you know all there is to know about his story—there are no secret scenes in an extra twenty minutes that change everything!
#6: It will save money (and trees) in book printing costs and cuts down waiting time between books
movie adaptations are often made of books that are not yet done, hence having to wait for a whole year or more before you can get your hands on another installment. But with movies being made while they’re still in progress, fans can watch it as soon as they finish reading—which is usually within weeks if not days! This saves time and money, while also cutting down on paper consumption because people will buy less books.
#7: The stage is already set for filming locations with existing sets
Warner Bros. could simply re-use sets from earlier movies to save money. The train platform, for example, is already in place as is Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station in London. We know how much Hollywood loves saving money!
#8: They can show things in movies that books simply cannot do
Seeing and hearing things can help you really see what’s going on. Without being there in person, or at least through film, it’s harder to visualize each moment as it happens. You may not get every little detail about what’s happening or how people look/sound because you have only words to go off of. But that doesn’t mean reading is better than watching movies...!
#9. The fandom deserves this more than anyone else
When it comes to fan culture, Harry Potter reigns supreme. Fans of Hogwarts have been with us through thick and thin. The series itself has gotten darker, more mature, while they’ve stayed by our side. They deserve to see their favorite characters one last time on screen. The final book in Rowling’s series already contained references to a future-set script; there were no guarantees it would ever become reality at that point—and yet fandom never lost hope.
#10. Tom Felton can reprise his role as Draco Malfoy in this one too!
Though he didn’t feature much in The Deathly Hallows, Draco Malfoy has become one of my favorite characters. He seems to have come full circle from hating Harry (who he called Potty) in Sorcerer’s Stone to helping him fight against Voldemort alongside his dad, Lucius. It would be nice to see what happens after these two meet up again in the heavily rumored 10th book.
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