Friday, December 20, 2013
New Harry Potter Story : JK Rowling Working On Upcoming Play
London (AP) -- Harry Potter has traveled from page to screen ... now to the stage .
J K Rowling said Friday she is working on a play about a boy wizard's life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Rowling's seven-book saga begins when Harry , an unloved orphan grudgingly raised by his aunt and uncle receives a letter informing him he is a wizard .
Rowling said in a statement that the play will "explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast ."
Rowling will be co-producer on the show , along with veteran British theater produces Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender . The statement said Rowling will collaborate with a writer but will not write the script herself .
"Over the years I have received countless approaches about turning Harry Potter into a theatrical production , but Sonia and Colin's vision was the only one that really made any sense to me and which had the sensitivity , intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bring Harry's story to the stage ," Rowling said .
Writer and director have yet to be chosen . No opening date has been set for the show , will be developed in Britain next year .
Rowling's Harry Potter novels have sold more than 450 million copies around the world and was adapted into eight Warner Bros, feature films .
Witchy says :
I have read all seven of the Harry Potter novels . If I graduated from Hogwarts , upon my turning 21 , I would go to Las Vegas . There I would use my magic to , pardon the 'pun' , beat the crap out of the casinos . Then when the muggle management tried to ban me , I would use my magic to wipr out their memories and keep on winning !
Things are looking up ... HeHe
Posted by ~~ Witchy ~~ at 12/20/2013 07:16:00 PM