"Harry Potter And The Cursed Child" won't become a film as noted by an update by the author.
J.K. Rowling announced that the eigth book in the "Harry Potter" series won't be a film since it is currently a play at the West End. There are reportedly no plans of making the "Cursed Child" into a film since there is the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" movie trilogy.
The best-selling author put all the rumors to rest when she tweeted that "Cursed Child" won't be adapted on the the silver screen like the original seven books were. She did, however, added that "Fantastic Beasts" would be three films.
In a news update last month, fans around the world were given the opportunity to read the "Harry Potter And The Cursed Child" script as it was made into a book. According to Slashfilm, the published play will be based on the "special rehearsal edition" and will be replaced by a "definitive collector's edition" in the future. Both the hardcover and digital versions of "Cursed Child" will be available on July 31 which is the day after the play opens on the West End.
The play's website, Harry Potter The Play, had a synopsis of the new material written by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
"It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic," stated the site. "A husband and father of three school-age children."
"While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."
Not all hope is lost as there could be a "Harry Potter And The Cursed Child" film but it won't be anytime soon as the "Fantastic Beasts" trilogy already has a release date update. The first film is set to be released on Nov. 18, 2016 and the sequels are to be released on Nov. 16, 2018 and Nov. 20, 2020.