Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince now has a director, David Yates. Yates directed the fifth installment Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
It was confirmed via an interview with SCI FI Wire.
“I am doing Half-Blood Prince, and I’m doing it because I love the world, I love the characters,” the BAFTA-winning director said in an interview. “I think I have more business with this world and these characters.”
“I’ve made a kind of tonal shift with the fifth film, which I want to continue and develop into the sixth film,” Yates said. “And I can see the fifth story evolving into the sixth story in a really interesting way. So I’m on a journey with this material and this world, and I’m keen to complete it.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix hits theaters on July 13. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is in preproduction with an expected launch of November 2008.
Source: SCI FI Wire — Yates Confirmed For Potter VI