February 23, 2017  

Alfonso Cuaron Denies 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Rumor

May 27, 2014 (3:30 am) GMT
The Best Director at 2014 Academy Awards says that 'projects based around lots of visual effects don't attract' him.
Alfonso Cuaron

Alfonso Cuaron broke his silence regarding rumor that he would direct "". The "" director said to Spanish news agency EFE that he wouldn't pursue the "Harry Potter" spin-off and explained why.

"[Directing 'Prisoner of Azkaban'] was a very beautiful experience for me," he said. "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."

Cuaron just came off directing "" which was strongly lauded for its 3D visual effects. Starring and , it dominated the 86th Academy Awards winning seven prizes including Best Director for him.

Besides being rumored to direct "Fantastic Beasts" for Warner Bros., the director is reported being in talks to helm "", a prequel to 's 1980 horror film "The Shining". Glen Mazzara, the former showrunner on "", is in talks to write the script.

More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'The Voice' Season 12 Sneak Peek: Watch 29-Year-Old J. Chosen Blow the Coaches' Mind
  2. Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Saying Arsenio Hall Gave Prince Drugs
  3. See Lethal Charlize Theron in New 'Atomic Blonde' Poster
  4. Brooklyn Beckham Gets Dating Advice From Anais Gallagher
  5. Nicole Scherzinger Goes Underwear Free in Dazzling Dress at BRIT Awards After-Party
  6. 'This Is Us' to Bring Back Ron Cephas Jones in Season 2 After That Emotional Road Trip
  7. Gigi and Bella Hadid Go Vampy for Milan Fashion Week
  8. NBC's 'Taken' Opening Scene Reveals How Bryan Mills' Sister Is Murdered