Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I AND II

WATFORD, England -- It's official: Eight will be the magic number for the "Harry Potter" film franchise.

After months of rumors, Warner Bros. and the producers of the massively successful movies will announce Thursday that they plan to split "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," J.K. Rowling's seventh and final "Potter" novel, into two blockbuster films -- one to be released in November 2010 and the second in May 2011. (Read More)

The report includes comments by Dan Radcliffe made during a set visit last week:

"I think it's the only way you can do it without cutting out a huge portion of the book. There have been compartmentalized subplots in the other books that have made them easier to cut -- although those cuts were still to the horror of some fans -- but the seventh book doesn't really have any subplots. It's one driving, pounding story from the word go."

And J.K. Rowling is behind this decision 100% (of course).

I'm so very excited for this news! I love Deathly Hallows and two films would mean very little would be cut. What also got me all excited is that J.K. Rowling is visiting the set a lot more often which means she can oversee everything since she isn't writing the books anymore.


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