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Alfonso Cuaron Doesn't Want to Direct ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Alfonso Cuaron Doesn't Want to Direct ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Last week, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón, who went onto find enormous success with the sci-fi thriller Gravity, was rumored to be returning to the world of Harry Potter with the new spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The director has now responded to those rumors, claiming he is not interested in taking on the project.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be the first in a planned trilogy, set 70 years before Harry Potter first arrives at Hogwarts, following the fictitious author Newton Artemis Fido "Newt" Scamander and his adventures throughout the wizarding world of New York City. While the laws and customs of the magical society will be familiar to readers and fans of the movies, the spin-off will introduce a new set of characters and creatures. And it will rely heavily on visual effects. This does not interest Alfonso Cuarón as he continues to excel forward with his career.

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‘The Shining’ Prequel Eyes ‘Gravity’ Director Alfonso Cuaron

‘The Shining’ Prequel Eyes ‘Gravity’ Director Alfonso Cuaron

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón continues to be in high demand at Warner Bros. Just days after he entered talks to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the filmmaker has emerged as the studio's top choice to make The Shining prequel The Overlook Hotel.

Schmoes Know reports that the "ball is in Alfonso's court" for the project, but it isn't yet known if he plans on accepting their offer.

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Alfonso Cuaron in Talks to Direct ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Alfonso Cuaron in Talks to Direct ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Less than one week after Warner Bros. set a November 18, 2016 release date for the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Nikki Finke is reporting that Alfonso Cuarón is in "deep talks" to direct.

I hear Alfonso Cuaron ('Gravity', 'HP/Azkaban') deep in talks to direct JK Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts'. Perfect pick.— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) May 19, 2014

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Behind-The-Scenes the Making of ‘Gravity’

Behind-The-Scenes the Making of ‘Gravity’

Yesterday, the Visual Effects Society (VES) named acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón the recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his extraordinary career, most recently including his landmark achievement on this year's hugely successful sci-fi thriller Gravity. To celebrate, Warner Bros. has released a new behind-the-scenes 'making of' featurette that takes fans deep into the production process of this nail-biter about two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) stranded in space. Warning: Those who have not yet seen Gravity, which has taken in over $652 million at the box office, might want to wait before they settle in for this mini-documentary. As the end spoils the thrilling climax of the actual movie itself. If you're already a fan, settle in for a look at how this 2013 masterpiece came together.

The VES award will be presented to Alfonso Cuarón at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Alfonso Cuaron Receives 2014 Visionary Award from the VFX Society

Alfonso Cuaron Receives 2014 Visionary Award from the VFX Society

Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry's professional honorary society, named acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his extraordinary career, most recently including his landmark achievement on this year's hugely acclaimed Gravity. The award will be presented at the 12th Annual VES Awards on February 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The VES Visionary Award, bestowed by the VES Board of Directors, recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work. VES will honor Cuarón for his consummate artistry, expansive storytelling and profound ability to use and pioneer technology and visual effects to bring his unique visions to life.

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ May Get Director Alfonso Cuaron?

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ May Get Director Alfonso Cuaron?

While Disney is moving full-steam ahead on Star Wars: Episode VII, with J.J. Abrams directing from a Michael Arndt script, a new rumor has surfaced regarding Star Wars: Episode VIII. According to an oddly-worded insider scoop at MarketSaw, Alfonso Cuarón may be in contention to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII.

The director source list is from back in November, just after Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm, which includes a number of directors such as Steven Spielberg and Matthew Vaughn, both of whom publicly denied any interest in Star Wars: Episode VII. Then again, so did J.J. Abrams, at first.

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Christopher Nolan Being Considered for ‘The Twilight Zone’

Warner Bros. is hoping to land The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan for The Twilight Zone. Michael Bay and Alfonso Cuarón are also considered top candidates for the job, but Christopher Nolan is believed to be the front runner.

We reported last October that screenwriter Jason Rothenberg is writing The Twilight Zone with Rand Ravich, although there has been no movement on the project since then. Twilight Zone: The Movie, which Warner Bros. released in 1983, featured four top-level directors (Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, John Landis, and George Miller), who each directed their own segment. This version will feature a single story line with just one director.

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Details Emerge on Alfonso Cuaron's ‘Gravity’

We haven't heard much about Alfonso Cuarón's new 3D film Gravity since Robert Downey Jr. signed on to star in the film back in March and now some new details have come forth. The Playlist discovered that the website for the U.K.-based special effects company Framestore is seeking new employees to work on the film, in an ad which revealed that over 60% of the film will be done in CGI and that the opening shot will be over 20 minutes long. Here's the text from their website.

"Framestore is about to embark on one of its greatest challenges yet, Gravity is the next Avatar in terms of ambition. There are many innovative and visually stunning aims for this project.

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