J.K. Rowling has spoken: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will not be adapted into a film trilogy. The British author took to Twitter to deny reports that the play would be adapted to film, saying that there was "NO TRUTH" to the rumors.
I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017
Currently, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is two-part stage play with performances in London’s West End; it will make its American debut at the Lyric Theatre in New York City in spring 2018. However, as confirmed by Rowling herself, there are no plans to turn "Cursed Child" into a movie -- at least, not yet.
That doesn't mean Rowling isn't interested in the medium, of course. She helped write the cinematic "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," passed $500 million at the global box office after two weeks of release and crossed $800 million worldwide just this month. Directed by “Harry Potter” veteran David Yates, the Warner Bros. film launches a sprawling five-movie series starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Written by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, “Cursed Child” picks up 19 years after the epilogue of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and follows Harry, now an employee with the Ministry of Magic, and his son Albus, a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The play is considered the official eighth “Harry Potter” story.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has earned critical acclaim uring its London run. The script book, published in July, sold more than 2 million copies in the United States and Canada during its first two weeks of release.