J.K. Rowling signs development deal, includes theme park attractions

Posted Friday, September 13, 2013 9:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Warner Brothers is doubling down on the J. K. Rowling business. The studio, whose blockbuster “Harry Potter” films have generated billions of dollars for the company, announced on Thursday that it had concluded a deal with Ms. Rowling that will include new movies, distribution rights to a television mini-series and new theme park attractions.

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Friday, September 13, 2013 4:56 PM
bjames's avatar

When I first heard this my reaction was "doesn't she have enough money?"

Friday, September 13, 2013 5:00 PM
rollergator's avatar

Actually, J.K. Rowling has given SO much money to charity that she no longer qualified as a billionaire...imagine trying to accomplish that while money is pouring in from every corner of the globe!

Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:59 AM
slithernoggin's avatar

Usually this kind of news would make me cringe. For example, while I enjoyed The Hobbit, it was padded out. They made a valiant effort, but they're stretching a short, perfect story out to fill all those minutes.

If anyone can pull this off, it's Ms Rowling. Harry Potter at Uni Orlando is amazing; she seems to be someone who brings both business acumen and deep respect for the material together successfully.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

Sunday, September 15, 2013 1:21 AM
bjames's avatar

rollergator said:

Actually, J.K. Rowling has given SO much money to charity that she no longer qualified as a billionaire...

Well, you see, if you put it that way, you make me feel bad. I hope you feel good about yourself....

Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:46 AM
john peck's avatar

I really liked the Harry Potter series. Eventually, and not anytime soon, it's going to feel dated and out of the spotlight, so this is a great way to keep it relevant for years to come.

Transformers, for example, are 30 years old now, and that was done by new stories, cartoons, figures and movies. Always staying fresh, always a new adventure.


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