For the moment, “Fables” fans are going to have to settle on getting their live-action fairy tale fix from the likes of “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Mirror Mirror” on the big-screen, or “Grimm” and “Once Upon a Time” on the small one. At the very least, the most recently rumored man to bring “Fables” to theaters — none other than “Harry Potter” director David Yates — is not involved with the project.
MTV News caught up with Yates last Saturday (November 12) at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where he was promoting the DVD release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.” After conversing with him earlier in the weekend about his decision not to go forward with adapting Stephen King’s “The Stand” for Warner Bros., Yates took some time to crush rumors that he’s involved with “Fables.”
“I looked at ’Fables’ about two years ago,” he said. “I think it’s a fascinating world, but it’s a project I decided not to pursue.”
So much for the “Potter” director bringing his magical vision to the Bill Willingham adaptation, then. Of course, Yates more than has his hands full with his recently announced adaptation of “Doctor Who,” an announcement he made conveniently right after we spoke with him at the Wizarding World. Thanks a lot, David!
Stick with MTV News for more “Fables” updates as we get them, as well as more on Yates’ upcoming plans, including why he decided to pass on “The Stand.”
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