Spielberg Joins Potter Bandwagon

Harry Potter a hit in Hollywood

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Author JK Rowling's hit creation - boy magician Harry Potter - is among Tinseltown's hottest properties, with directors clamouring to bring the intelligent adventurer to the silver screen. Rowling's three Harry Potter books have been compared with children's classics like the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis and the work of Roald Dahl, making her one of the most successful and popular children's writers ever.

Rowling has a seven book contract with Warner rumoured to be in the region of seven figures, the kind of investment which has led a slew of director to pitch for the chance to bring Harry to the multiplex. According to this week's Daily Variety Steven Spielberg if the hot tip in a list of possible directors that includes Chris Columbus, Jonathan Demme and Rob Reiner. The paper called fictional Harry "the most powerful kid in Hollywood" and "the biggest lit phenom in years". But as is Hollywood's way, there are no definite plans in the near future to film the Harry Potter books, so fans will have to content themselves with reading the latest instalment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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