Newell Clashes With Producers Over Potter Financing
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE director MIKE NEWELL is keen to make more movies about the teenage wizard, despite slamming executives who refused to give him enough money for lavish scenes.
The director was stunned by the small budget for the fourth movie in the magical movie franchise, but insists Warner Brothers made up for the shortfall by allowing him complete artistic freedom.
He says, "I very clearly remember that within a couple of months of starting work I was intensely angered by the lack of money - that there wasn't enough money to make the film properly and that really p**sed me off."
But he concedes, "Warner Brothers and the producers were quite extraordinary about letting me go."