Could There Be a Tales of Beedle the Bard Movie?

Warner Brothers wants more Harry Potter. The last book in J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series is already being prepped for the big screen, but when it’s over that leaves Warners without a source of steady, reliable, wizard income. Knowing that the magical gravy train is coming to an end, the WB is looking for ways to squeeze more out of Potter. Rumor has it that Warner Brothers is hoping to do it by digging deep into other J.K. Rowling work; specifically “The Tales of Beedle The Bard”. “The Tales of Beedle The Bard” is a book within the book. It was first referenced in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as a book of stories read by children in the Harry Potter world. It’s a collection of five completely separate short stories which Rowling has since gone on to publish this week. The five stories included in “Beedle The Bard” are: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot”, about the son of a wizard who inherits a pot with a foot. “The Fountain of Fair Fortune”, about a fountain where people who bathe have their problems solved. “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart”, about a warlock who uses dark magic to prevent himself from ever falling in love. “Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump”, about a king who wishes to keep all magic to himself, but is thwarted by a stump with a cackle. Lastly “The Tale of the Three Brothers”, about three traveling brothers granted wishes by death. None of the stories are connected, which would make it difficult for Warners to fit them into a single film. According to one source, the studio is still trying to figure out exactly how to make this work. But there’s definitely a strong interest in making Tales of Beedle The Bard: The Movie happen, once Harry Potter is over with. The short story collection has already become the fastest-selling book of the year. Beedle has sold 367,625 copies in the first three days after publication on December 4th.



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One thought on “Could There Be a Tales of Beedle the Bard Movie?

  1. Oh, heck, this is easy!

    All you need is a narrator. Perhaps a mysterious old woman who lives in the forest and knows everything there is to know within the forest. (in this case, the 5 tales that need to be told)

    The camera would “follow”(the viewer POV) her to her hut since she’ll invite us in for some tea and she’ll tell each tale.

    As each story ends the screen can fade to black and we’ll return to her hut as we follow her out to the garden or watch her make dinner and then she’ll chuckle (the way mysterious old women tend to do) and she’ll tell us the next story…this will go on until all 5 tales are told.

    Then she’ll see us to the door, thank us for visiting and ask us kindly if we will come back another time. (Thus, leaving open the possiblility of sequels) (with Rowling’s kind permission of course)

    “POOF!!” instant franchise!!

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