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'Harry Potter' Director Returns For Spin-Off

David Yates in talks to helm 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them'

David Yates is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them," according to Variety. Yates previously directed "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and both parts of "Harry Pot ...

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Steven Moffat: Separate 'Doctor Who' Film Would Be 'Silly'

Yet, David Yates seems to still be working on such a plan

David Yates has become a celebrated director, thanks to his stunning work in the Harry Potter universe. But could he really be working on his own version of "Doctor Who" set for the big screen? Absolutely not. And that's directly from Steven Moffat, the current torchbearer for the Doctor Who fran ...

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Top Newsmakers Of 2011: David Yates Wows, Angers Fandom

PLUS: Casting a film like 'Akira' has become much more difficult

It's not easy choosing the top newsmakers on Airlock Alpha every year. The entire GenreNexus of sites (which also include Rabid Doll and Inside Blip) publish hundreds of stories each year, and it's sometimes tough to decide which was the most important, and which are worthy of forgetting. As w ...

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War Erupts Over 'Doctor Who' Film

Steven Moffat, David Yates clashing over new project

If "Doctor Who" ever makes it to the big screen, it will star Matt Smith (or whoever replaces him), and will be within the universe of the current television series. That's what "Doctor Who" television showrunner Steven Moffat wants fans to know, even as talk about a new movie that wouldn't invol ...

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David Yates Finally Brings 'Doctor Who' To Big Screen

Could it be ready in time for the franchise's 50th anniversary?

What does Harry Potter and "Doctor Who" have in common? Besides being born and raised in Great Britain, the two franchises now have a new link: David Yates. Yates, who most recently directed both parts of the finale "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," told Variety that it will be he -- not Ru ...

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Harry Potter Casts $125.1M Spell On Audience

Seventh film in the storied Warner Bros. franchise breaks box office records

The darker Harry Potter gets, the more fans love it. The first part of the young wizard's last chapter conjured up record audiences, pulling in $125.1 million for its opening weekend. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" broke opening day records for the previous six movies, easily d ...

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'Doctor Who,' 'Game Of Thrones' Dominate Hugos

Neil Gaiman earns his fifth award at Chicon 7

By Juan Sanmiguel "Doctor Who" continued its domination of the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation-Short Form by taking home an award for "The Doctor's Wife," which was written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Richard Clark. But the British series was not alone. The entire first season of ...

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Dean Devlin Actually Gives Stargate Series Credit

Still wants to make a trilogy out of his original 1994 film, however

Dean Devlin has done something that many fans thought was not possible: He actually said something nice about the television franchise loosely based on his 1994 film "Stargate." Talking with Collider, Devlin said he still wants to follow up the 1994 film with two more to make it a trilogy. And no ...

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Familiar Faces Dominate Portal Awards Movie Categories

Could this be the year of the superhero? Or the final year of the wizards?

The movie categories have always been interesting ones for the Airlock Alpha Portal Awards, especially at times when readers have questioned how much of a "genre" film certain productions are, and if the biggest box office winners are usually the winners here as well. The fact is, the movie categ ...

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Harry Potter, 'Hugo' Run Away With 10 Saturn Noms

On the television side, 'Breaking Bad' and 'American Horror Story' lead the way

The Saturn Awards love Harry Potter, and isn't afraid to show it just as the movie franchise comes to an end. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" earned 10 nominations, tying Oscar-nominated "Hugo" for most nominations. "Super 8" from director and writer J.J. Abrams was not far behind ...

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