Director David Yates (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) is presently working on the sixth installment in that series and many expected he would step aside for someone else to handle the film version of the seventh and final installment.
One of those people was young adult author Lois Lowry who’s keenly awaiting a film adaptation of her book “The Giver” which Yates is attached too. Now, on her official blog she reveals a ‘Giver’ movie will be delayed as Yates looks set to handle “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” after all.
“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.
Maybe the opening of this film could be held simultaneously with my celebration-of-life service after I succumb to old age? Or the producers will decide to get a different director. Stand by. But without holding your breath.”