So it’s no mystery that David Yates, the Director of the last four Harry Potter movies, is a hot commodity with nothing but directorial offers thrown at him. It’s already rumored that he may direct the Tom Hardy as Al Capone Biopic Cicero, but it’s also rumored that he has been looking real intently on adapting Stephen King’s The Stand into a franchise of movies. Now comes the movie that I think he was perhaps destined to make after Harry Potter… Fables.
For those of you not familiar with the story of Fables, it’s simple and kind of like Roger Rabbit. So, a whole bunch of fairy tale and folklore characters (Toons from Roger Rabbit) flee their home world and live amongst us in the real world in a secret portion of New York City called Fabletown (Toon Town, see? Just like Roger Rabbit.) These fables blend in with the rest of us in the real world and go about their day-to-day lives and some of the many stories revolve around murder mysteries and conspiracy thrillers, really a plethora of stories.
So of course if David Yates was able to make four movies about Wizards blending in with the modern world and living amongst us, then how great would he be at creating a movie involving fairytale and folklore characters mingling around New York? I think this would be his best project to take out of the three if he had to choose. (Fables, Cicero and the Stand.) I wasn’t a fan of Yates at the start of his Potter years, but after the two Deathly Hallows movies he showed me that he is a very talented filmmaker.
Now, hopefully we’ll see him bring the popular graphic novels of Fables to the big screen next!