Author Lois Lowry, whose novel The Giver is currently receiving the cinematic adaptation treatment, has revealed that David Yates will be directing the final installment of the Harry Potter film franchise.
Writing on her blog, Lowry reveals that Yates has postponed his duties as director on The Giver to concentrate on the adventures of the bespectacled wizard. ” Bad news from The Giver Movie front. David Yates, the director currently working on the next Harry Potter film, was supposed to begin The Giver film next. But he has just decided he wants to do the final Harry Potter first, thereby postponing The Giver by several years.”
This news is unconfirmed as of yet, but seems to put the rumours of Guillermo del Toro helming Deathly Hallows to rest. We’ll continue to keep you updated as news breaks on this story.