Committed to Warner Bros, David Yates to direct five 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise movies

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Nov 24, 2016 07:01 PM EST

Director David Yates is ready to direct all five installments of "Fantastic Beasts" films. The franchise was expanded from three to five films, giving Yates an opportunity to make more blockbuster hits.

David Yates was born on November 30, 1963 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England UK. He worked at Cre8 studios in Regent Circus in Swindon as a facilitator and trained as a director at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield.

Yates produced and directed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: part 1 in 2010 and part 2 in 2011, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in 2009 and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007. The four Harry Potter films made a worldwide phenomenon in the big screen.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Yates, being committed to the Warner Bros., is currently producing the second film, for which they are building sets of Paris and Wartford England. It will introduce a young Albus Dumbledore and touches on on the arrival of Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp. The sequel will hit the theaters almost a year after the release of its prequel entitled "The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" last November 18.

Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, is also putting the finishing touches on the sequel. Having been her first ever screen play in the prequel, J.K. Rowling also plans to make it on the other four Fantastic Beasts films as well.

"Feels so different from the first film. Much more haunting, like a dream. What she is doing is really interesting; she is not repeating herself." Director Yates commented on Rowlling's work in the sequel.

Being new in doing screen play, J.K. Rowling's most difficult part in writing her first, was learning to do all the five films together. Rowling told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm never complacent. I always feel like I gotta do my best work, and I am always pretty hard on myself." She also added, "We've set ourselves an ambitious story to tell in five movies, but it's going to be challenging and exciting".

According to Slash Film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: part 2 is already scheduled to be released in November 16, 2018 and the third will be on November 20, 2020. With this pattern, the fourth film will be on 2022 and the fifth will be on 2024.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise.

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