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Four-time Harry Potter director David Yates has been taking a well-earned vacation from cinema following a solid 4 years of filmmaking.

But today, Variety is reporting that Yates has selected his first post-Potter project.

The film is called Your Voice in My Head – Emma Forrest’s memoir. Quotage:

Ruby, which picked up feature rights to “Voice” earlier this year, made the announcement Wednesday.

Forrest, an English novelist, screenwriter and journo based in Los Angeles, is writing the screenplay, which explores the personal crisis she faced when an all-consuming romance fell apart and her psychiatrist died.

“Voice” has been developed with funding from the British Film Institute’s Film Fund. Forrest has written the screenplay, set in New York, London and Istanbul, which Alison Owen will produce. Lensing is expected to start next summer.

A spokesman for Ruby said the banner is seeking financing for “Voice” from Warner Bros., where Yates directed four of the eight “Potter” films. Warners had no immediate comment.

Describing “Voice,” Yates said, “It’s a small film, hard hitting and with elements of magic realism. Compared to ‘Potter’ it would cost tuppency ha’penny, and for that reason it would be incredibly liberating to make.”

Do you think this is a good choice for Yates? Click here to read a bit more about the project.

We also recently learned that Yates plans to make a Doctor Who feature film, but it’s still a few years away from production starting.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure whatever he does will be very good He’s a very talented man. He always kept the final 4 movies fresh and unique. I can’t wait to see what he can do post-Potter

  • Guest

    I personally think that he’s the worst thing that happened to Potter.

    • Tom

      Such a narrow-minded thing to say.

      • http://www.rebellionradiopodcast.com Hurley

        It’s his opinion…?

    • http://twitter.com/HPJoee Joe Smith

      Well, what a shame for you then because it ruined Harry Potter! However for me, I think he was the best director of them all, well, second, Alfonso (POA) should of done them all tbh

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.smith07 Heather Smith

    I don’t understand why he always gets so much hate. Sure, he changed lots of things around, but I feel like Mike Newel did way worse of a job for GOF than Yates did for any of the 4 films he did. Any director was going to change around things, and well, Jo approved it, and these were his first big films, so he did a great job, I think

    I wish him luck on his next projects! 

    • Luna

      i agree with you on that, Newel screwed up GOF but then OotP-DH part 2 they all were really good, but personally I think HBP could have used a bit more work

      • Lavender

        Even Dan Radcliffe hates the way HBP turned out! 

        • http://ipresentyoutheworld.tumblr.com Shana Debusschere

          Maybe, but that’s not what he said, he says that he hates his own acting in HBP.. 

    • http://twitter.com/HPJoee Joe Smith

      I agree with you, and Yates didn’t make 95% of the decisions that change the story, no one really blames Steve Kloves who changed most of it.
      I don’t complain about the book to film change, couldn’t give a damn. I think most of the decisions work (except in HBP when the Burrow is blown up)

  • goldensnidget

    I like David Yates, I think he did great work on the Potter films. But does anyone else think he looks like Wallace from Wallace and Gromit??

    • Tom

      Lol I really don’t see that.

  • Disraeli

    By the way Andrew, on the Doctor Who front only only is its years away from production; it’s basically been rubbished by the Grand Moff, Steven Moffat the executive producer of the entire show.

    So Yates got shut down there. Don’t expect to see anything in the next decade. 

    On Yates’s ability as a director. He should stick to TV. Film, OotP and the two DH films were good. And HBP was rubbish. Which isn’t the greatest return. State of Play, the TV series, though was beautifully directed. 

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

    I’m sure it’s going to be fantastic!

  • Tomas

    Yates was amazing, he made the best Potter films! No, ALL the films are perfect, I think Yates did an amazing amazing job! 

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