Mike Newell, the third director to take a crack at the Harry Potter film franchise (his Goblet of Fire will debut around Christmas this year), claims he took the job in order to expose how awful kids really are - that they are, in fact, "bloodthirsty maniacs". "I was very anxious to break the franchise out of this goody-two-shoes feel," he told Contact Music. "It's my view that children are violent, dirty, corrupt anarchists. Just adults-in-waiting basically." For the first time, I find myself strangely drawn to a Harry Potter project ... but maybe it's just because, with his artfully mussed hair and casual necktie, Harry seems to be morphing into a member of Franz Ferdinand.