Harry Potter is one franchise that just refuses to die. Just when you thought that Book 7 or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie was the last of it, there is more as it is a connected universe. Not only is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (first of a trilogy) ready to hit theaters in the holiday season, but the play and book for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two are set to hit on July 30 and July 31st, respectively. By the way, July 31st is the birthday of Harry Potter and of the author J.K. Rowling, and this is everything that is known about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two release date and story.
USA Today managed to get a view of the play, and gave it a relatively high rating of three and a half stars (out of four). Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the events of the first novel, with all the kids from the first seven books being adults and having children of their own, as seen at the end of Book 7. The story focuses on Albus Potter (Harry's son) and Scorpius Malfoy (Draco Malafoy's boy) who are friends, in spite of their fathers' past history as enemies back when Harry and Draco were in Hogwarts.
According to Variety, a lot of critics have been singing praises to the adaptation of Book 8. There are a few naysayers who believe that the show/book will only appeal to the diehard Potterheads.
With all the talk about the book and play, one would think there would talk about a movie. Apparently, there hasn't been any discussions of it being that, as it was designed as a stageplay, with the book being essentially an adaptation of the script by play director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne.
Could it be adapted to a screenplay? There would be no denying that it wouldn't make money on the silver screen just like all of the other Potter films.
A story from The Guardian reveals that Potter fever is about to hit bookstores and e-book stores like Amazon once again. The Potter series was huge back in its day, and it is about to be big again. Personally, I think it will only be the obvious numbers from the sales that will guarantee it that Warner Brothers will want to adapt this one into a movie. I just don't see why not.
Of course, we are living in a world where there are reboots and sequels that are without number. If something was ever popular, then it will be seen again, and then again. Fortunately, J.K. Rowling is still alive, and has a lot of input on a franchise that she started. Hopefully, audiences will not tire of Harry Potter, as they don't seem to be tiring of superhero movies.