8 Great…Harry Potter Wanna-bes

Nov 15, 2010 Comments

When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone cast a spell over the planet’s moviegoers, studio executives everywhere scrambled to find the next sure thing – as the reasoning must have gone, if the suits could just get their hands on another series of fantasy novels about plucky young people caught up in larger-than-life situations, then they too would earn enough gold to fill Gringotts Wizarding Bank, right?

Wrong. The last decade has seen a number of would-be franchise tentpoles burn out after just one movie. Here’s a look at some of the more prominent road kill left in Harry Potter’s wake:

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