"Order of the Phoenix" Screenwriter Sits Down for a Chat

by | April 12, 2007 | Comments

When you’re the screenwriter stepping in to Chapter Five when a different guy wrote Chapters One through Four, you’re bound to have some trouble getting adjusted. Especially when you’re talking about the "Harry Potter" movies.

Prior to 2007, Michael Goldenberg‘s three screenwriting credits were "Bed of Roses" (1996), "Contact" (1997), and "Peter Pan" (2003). So imagine how he must have felt stepping into "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" after seeing how well Steven Kloves did with his adaptations of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" (2001), "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002), "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005). PLUS it looks to be only a temporary gig; Mr. Kloves is set to return for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." (There, I got all the Harry Potter titles into one paragraph. Someone should go write a book called "Harry Potter and Scott’s Aching Fingers.")

Anyway, one of the better HP fansites scored an exclusive, expansive, and very thorough interview with Mr. Goldenberg, and (of course) they stick almost exclusively to "Harry Potter 5" chit-chat. (Seems that Mr. Kloves simply needed a break from the series, and Goldenberg was the scribe who got lucky. Cool for him.) The article covers a variety of material, most notably some erroneous reports that Potter creator JK Rowling was unhappy with the fifth film. The writer also bends over backwards trying to explain why you HAVE to excise some material from a book as huge as "Phoenix" — but he’s pretty happy with what he and director David Yates has put together.

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" opens on July 13th. Heck, I don’t even read the books and I wanna see the darn movie already.

Source: The Leaky Cauldron

Tag Cloud

social media Action psycho award winner sports Pop anthology anime GIFs Holidays Quiz Premiere Dates facebook cults finale Disney Channel streaming thriller Amazon war cats Set visit Horror TCA 2017 hist children's TV Animation VICE unscripted Disney+ Disney Plus Emmy Nominations Mystery strong female leads crime drama A24 Sci-Fi Syfy Logo spider-man spanish language miniseries comics biography Mudbound Comedy Lifetime Christmas movies Photos HBO Max Cartoon Network BBC 24 frames romantic comedy canceled Heroines Reality Superheroes Sneak Peek X-Men Valentine's Day Apple christmas movies Sundance Now teaser Cannes CNN jamie lee curtis E! Family The Walking Dead hispanic Sundance Music E3 Hulu 20th Century Fox doctor who quibi theme song MSNBC Arrowverse zombies Teen ITV Best and Worst Turner Classic Movies New York Comic Con Infographic medical drama Kids & Family dc period drama ABC Family Rocketman Interview Spectrum Originals Spring TV Universal IFC Films Toys Ellie Kemper Nickelodeon Disney streaming service politics First Reviews latino Turner NBC science fiction diversity toy story Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TNT 2016 Podcast cops Christmas transformers Writers Guild of America Tumblr YouTube 45 The Purge Amazon Prime NYCC book Winter TV Countdown Emmys festivals WarnerMedia animated Mary poppins tv talk Musicals Marvel Film Fantasy dramedy Marathons green book TV cancelled TV series halloween Anna Paquin travel Trophy Talk Brie Larson Awards Vudu Rocky Stephen King casting blockbuster Ovation AMC cooking vampires richard e. Grant IFC Musical rotten movies we love Disney Netflix Christmas movies OWN joker Adult Swim FXX Grammys DC streaming service Mindy Kaling cars slashers National Geographic cinemax series ratings Polls and Games Television Academy HBO based on movie adaptation YouTube Red CMT Apple TV+ MTV indie BET Shudder what to watch Comics on TV comiccon Star Trek Black Mirror TCM Drama 2017 TruTV Western Shondaland 007 sequel Reality Competition Disney Plus police drama boxoffice witnail Nominations robots PaleyFest GLAAD comic First Look Paramount batman Warner Bros. Crunchyroll mutant ESPN USA Network The Arrangement 2019 Cosplay GoT TBS Bravo mockumentary Super Bowl LGBTQ Calendar Tomatazos Biopics elevated horror docudrama Star Wars Chernobyl Freeform binge werewolf TIFF YA revenge Trailer natural history free movies zombie 21st Century Fox Comic Book Apple TV Plus DC Universe spy thriller stand-up comedy A&E LGBT YouTube Premium Pirates DC Comics Crackle crime thriller foreign Box Office Film Festival game show serial killer Lifetime Epix Nat Geo RT History Marvel Studios golden globes Song of Ice and Fire CW Seed Extras cancelled TV shows President Country cartoon singing competition VH1 Year in Review Spike TV Land FX crime SXSW TLC video nature TCA BBC America Comedy Central MCU Superheroe Holiday WGN 2015 Fall TV Oscars Pride Month romance Certified Fresh Paramount Network Masterpiece Elton John Awards Tour renewed TV shows true crime Rom-Com breaking bad Fox News Starz Red Carpet TV renewals Election Ghostbusters aliens Columbia Pictures Trivia Lionsgate FOX Peacock Schedule justice league RT21 Mary Tyler Moore technology Hallmark Christmas movies Opinion Showtime Mary Poppins Returns PBS Binge Guide History See It Skip It Britbox disaster CBS All Access Chilling Adventures of Sabrina SundanceTV San Diego Comic-Con cancelled Video Games supernatural canceled TV shows Esquire CBS political drama psychological thriller spinoff Acorn TV movies Thanksgiving dceu versus kids Classic Film ABC El Rey DirecTV Character Guide Dark Horse Comics harry potter composers Marvel Television 2018 crossover Women's History Month Rock Tarantino Winners Summer DGA Martial Arts The Witch Netflix Hallmark Watching Series discovery American Society of Cinematographers APB spain Pixar Amazon Prime Video cancelled television ghosts sitcom The CW Lucasfilm Sony Pictures south america Captain marvel 71st Emmy Awards Food Network zero dark thirty talk show Creative Arts Emmys Pet Sematary space historical drama screenings blaxploitation dragons television SDCC USA independent Walt Disney Pictures adventure game of thrones