David Yates — from ‘Harry Potter’ movies to Stephen King

Yates is moving on.

David Yates is not wasting much time when it comes to lining up his first post-“Harry Potter” work. After being the man behind transforming the final three installments of the J.K. Rowling books into four movies, he has now signed on to work on a project involving another big-name writer — Stephen King.

According to new reports, Yates and writer Steve Kloves have signed on to try an adaptation of “The Stand” — one of King’s most memorable works that actually has a few familiar “Potter” themes (including the massive struggle between good and evil). Being that we are still so early in the process here, there is not much else available in the way of details.

The success of the “Potter” films has brought all sorts of new-found success to a man at one point known largely for directing British television series — now, there is tremendous Oscor buzz following the last chapter, which was praised extensively by critics as a suitable end to the billion-dollar franchise.

Do you think that Yates could do a stellar job with this new venture?

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