Harry Potter spin-off: Alfonso Cuarón backs out

Gravity and Prisoner Of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón won’t return to Harry Potter movies

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón, who originally reinvigorated the Harry Potter franchise with Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, has turned down the offer to direct the JK Rowling-penned spin-off, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

“I have a lot of love for that universe, and I tremendously admire JK Rowling, but today, for the present, projects based around lots of visual effects don’t attract me,” Cuarón told The Global Post.

“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.”

You can buy Harry Potter: The Complete Eight Film Collection on Blu-ray for £27.14 at Amazon.co.uk.