After directing the last four Harry Potter movies (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2), David Yates is in talks to direct the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a planned trilogy.
Insiders claim that no deal has been made yet, but negotiations between David Yates and Warner Bros. are ongoing. The story is set seven decades before Harry Potter's story begins, centering on the adventures of Newt Scamander, the fictitious author of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book that was featured at Hogwarts.Read More
Hanna screenwriter Seth Lochhead has signed on to write the screenplay adaptation Who Is Jake Ellis? for 20th Century Fox and director David Yates, who became attached to this project back in October.
The story is adapted from the comic book series written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, which follows Jon Moore, Europe's best spy-for-hire, thanks to a mysterious psychic known as Jake Ellis, a man no one else can see but Moore. When a deal goes bad, Ellis must protect Moore using his gifts. The comic book ran for five issues in 2011, when it was nominated for an Eisner Award, and spawned the sequel series Where Is Jake Ellis? in 2012. The adaptation has been compared to the Bourne franchise, making Seth Lochhead a prime candidate to adapt the material.Read More
Peter Chernin is producing through his Chernin Entertainment company. The producer and Fox are currently seeking writers for the project. Ford Lytle Gilmore is attached as executive producer.
The original five-issue graphic novel was followed by the sequel Where is Jake Ellis? in 2012. No production schedule was given for the adaptation.Read More
Universal Pictures is reportedly in final talks with David Yates to direct the Scarface that has been in development since September 2011.
Both the original 1932 Scarface, starring Paul Muni, and the 1983 Scarface remake starring Al Pacino, are considered classics, so the studio has big shoes to fill for this second remake. We'll keep you posted as soon as more details come forth.Read More
Emma Watson and David Yates are in final negotiations to star and direct the Emma Forrest biopic, Your Voice in My Head. The two have also worked together in 4 of the Harry Potter film making this a reunion for the duo.
Emma Watson is set to star as a young woman who attempts suicide before being saved by a New York-based psychiatrist who's dying of cancer. The studio has yet to find its lead male role for the movie, but the studio is aiming high with Tom Hanks and George Clooney being eyed.Read More
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 director David Yates has signed on to make Your Voice in My Head for Ruby Films.
David Yates will direct from a screenplay by Emma Forrest, which she adapted from her own book. Alison Owen will produce for Ruby Films.Read More
Director David Yates, whose Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 has been called the best in the series, is planning to helm a big screen version of the popular British sci-fi TV series Dr. Who.
The original series aired from 1963 to 1989, and was then rebooted in 2005, and continues to air in the states on BBC America. It is one of the BBC's most lucrative properties.Read More
Warner Bros. is in negotiations to bring on David Yates to direct and Steve Kloves to script the adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel The Stand, reports HitFix.
The Stand tells the story of a full-scale apocalypse, driven by the accidental release of a biological weapon and the ensuing struggle of good versus evil carried out by the world's final survivors.Read More