He goes on to say Terry Gilliam would have been better still. It makes my heart all aflutter for what might have been (and I think they were both under consideration).
But again, I'm looking forward to Alfonso Cuarón on Azkaban, and Mike Newell might be interesting on Goblet of Fire -- if they can get any script at all out of that book.
Meanwhile, my Angel book has gone out to playtest (but I still can't tell you what it is). It's all very exciting -- the abject despair comes later.