We review some potential helmers who could do Kubrick right
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Like fellow Brit Joe Wright, David Yates had a tremendous amount of success in British television (and American TV for that matter) before making the jump to the "Harry Potter" movies. He won a BAFTA TV Award for helming the now classic series "State of Play" and earned an Emmy nod for directing the HBO movie "The Girl in the Cafe." Oh, and he just happened to bring the "Harry Potter" series to an end with tremendous critical kudos as he fulfilled the massive expectations of millions (billions?) of fans across the globe. Most importantly, Yates knows the strengths of the medium and how to balance both spectacle and intimate drama. That could seal the deal.
- Gregory Ellwood