A magic trailer! AI is used to create a movie teaser based on Harry Potter and The Cursed Child play – with a brand new batch of wizards heading to Hogwarts – and now fans are begging for the film to be made for real
When it debuted on the West End stage in 2016, Potter fans rightly went into overdrive.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child opened a new chapter in the story of the world’s most famous boy wizard, but since then no film adaptation has been on the horizon.
Yet now, with the help of AI, an unofficial movie trailer – of sorts – has been put together by a Youtuber.
The teaser clip follows the plot of the play by depicting an adult Harry, complete with bushy beard, sending his son Albus to the magical school.
The spooky trailer also features Hogwarts’ legendary headmaster Dumbledore who, despite dying in franchise’s sixth film, says ominously in late actor Michael Gambon’s voice: ‘Memory is everything, without it we are blind.’
The clip, which was released last month, has had more than 1.4million views and many fans have pleaded for the imagined film to be made for real.
One said: ‘This would be awesome. They should hire the person who made this. I’m all in for a movie to be made.’
Another wrote: ‘It would be cool to see a movie of it, but I also enjoy the way they brought magic to life.’
A third said: ‘I’m so disappointed to find out this isn’t real. Whoever made this should be involved in developing the movie. It recreates the magic that the series had. The powers that be need to see this.’
The trailer was produced by a fan who makes clips under the name KH Studio.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child broke box office records around the world when it was released on the stage.
An unofficial trailer for an imagined film adaption of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been put together by a YouTuber
The spooky trailer also features Hogwarts’ legendary headmaster Dumbledore
Daniel Radcliffe, who found fame as Harry in the films, previously revealed that he would never see the play in the theatre because he’d be too concerned that he was being watched.
The actor, 34, was making an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers when he made the shocking admission.
‘I’m probably not going to, I don’t have plans to. Not because I think it would throw me into some existential crisis of like, “Oh, is that what happened?”
‘But more so I just feel like it would not be a relaxing evening in the theater.’
He continued: ‘I would feel like I [was] being watched for my reaction.
‘And maybe that is completely conceited and egotistical and people wouldn’t care, but I do feel if I was just surrounded by Harry Potter fans, it would be a little odd.
Discussing whether he’d don a disguise to see the play, he joked: ‘The thing about a disguise is that if it stops working, then you’re just a dude who wore a disguise.’
Daniel took on the role of The Boy Who Lived when he was just eleven years old, and he played the titular character for ten years as part of the global phenomenon.
The play runs over two parts, with each spanning a massive 2.5 hours across separate performances.
The teaser clip follows the plot of the play by depicting an adult Harry, complete with bushy beard, sending his son Albus to the magical school
The clip was created with the help of artificial intelligence and there are no plans to turn it into a film
The play opened in London in 2016 before later opening on Broadway and around the world breaking box office records
The play runs over two parts, with each spanning a massive 2.5 hours across separate performances
It starts where the final book Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows left off in its ‘Epilogue’, which was set in 2017, 19 years after the main story concluded.
The main character is Albus Severus Potter, Harry’s second son who is finally ready to attend Hogwarts like his dad.
Harry – who now works at the Ministry Of Magic – is given a supporting role, with the play predominately focusing on the time-turning exploits of Albus and company.
In 2016, Warner Brothers – the studio behind the Potter films – applied to purchase the film rights for the play.
In November 2021, Chris Columbus – who directed the first two Potter films – expressed interest in directing an adaptation.
However, when asked last year if he would return to the role of Harry, Radcliffe told the New York Times: ‘To go back would be such a massive change to my life. I’m never going to say never, but the “Star Wars” guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back.
‘For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.’
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