Not Christopher Columbus But This Filmmaker Was Approached To Direct First Harry Potter Film

It Was not Christopher Columbus who was approached to direct the First Harry Potter film. But this filmmaker. Read to know more.

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

The Harry Potter movies took the pop culture world by storm and have left a lifelong impact. As it became one of the highest-grossing entertainment franchises. Each and every character in the film is adored by everyone fan of this film. But do you know that it was Steven Spielberg who was originally approached to direct the Harry Potter film series “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (released as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in the US). Yes, it was Steven Spielberg who was originally approached to direct the Harry Potter film series, but he ultimately turned down the offer. Instead, the job went to Christopher Columbus, who directed the first two films in the series.

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Actually, Spielberg reportedly wanted to combine multiple books into one movie, which conflicted with the producers’ vision of adapting each book into its own separate film. Therefore Spielberg declined the offer to direct and the job ultimately went to Chris Columbus. But imagining a Harry Potter world through Steven Spielberg’s vision would have been more interesting.

Steven Spielberg’s films

 Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg

Columbus directed the first two films in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Before passing the baton to other directors for the remaining movies in the series. Despite not directing the Harry Potter films, Spielberg has continued to be a major force in the entertainment industry, directing numerous successful films over the years. He is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed filmmakers in the history of cinema. Who has directed numerous iconic films across different genres. To name a few it was Hook (1991), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler’s List (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Ready Player One (2018). His latest offering was “The Fabelmans” which swooned the world which is why he is one of the finest filmmakers in the world!

Arpita Mackelvy
Arpita Mackelvy
Arpita is In-house content creator at NON. She is in writing for the last 6 years and contribute to some of biggest publishers in the industry.

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