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Alfonso Cuaron denies 'Harry Potter' spin-off involvement

Alfonso Cuaron denies 'Harry Potter' spin-off involvement © AP / Alfonso Cuaron Alfonso Cuaron denies 'Harry Potter' spin-off involvement


"Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron has shot down rumours he is heading back to the "Harry Potter" franchise to helm the forthcoming spin-off, "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them."

Reports emerged last week suggesting the Mexican filmmaker, who oversaw "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," had become a frontrunner to helm the film adaptation of author J.K. Rowling's 2001 wizard story.

However, Cuaron has now denied the rumor, telling Spanish news agency EFE, "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."

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is set for release in November 2016.

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