Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows director is...

Harry Potter 7 will be helmed by...

 

...David Yates. Well, according to author Lois Lowry, at least.

Lowry has been blogging her annoyance that Yates is set to delay production on the film version of her book, The Giver, in order to take on someone else's novel. We can't remember the other author's name right now.

She says: "Bad news from The Giver Movie front. David Yates, the director currently working on the next Harry Potter film, was supposed to begin The Giver film next. But he has just decided he wants to do the final Harry Potter first, thereby postponing The Giver by several years.

Maybe the opening of this film could be held simultaneously with my celebration-of-life service after I succumb to old age? Or the producers will decide to get a different director. Stand by. But without holding your breath."

Lowry really isn't happy about the delay, it seems. She responded to a fan's comment on the post with: "I'm glad to hear you're glad about the movie, and young enough to wait for it!"

Oh dear. Still, good news for Harry fans - Yates seems to be a firm favourite amongst the Potter cast, and it'll be good to have a bit of continuity across the final few films. What do you think? Head over to our forums and tell us!

source:(loislowry)