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13 January 2008 @ 05:58 am
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It's Harry Potter and a film of two halves: the final movie will be released in two parts
By JAMES TAPPER - More by this author »
Last updated at 23:24pm on 12th January 2008

Harry Potter fans are set to get a double treat in the film of the final story – and movie makers are set to double their money.
Crew working on the sixth Potter film, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, have been told J.K. Rowling's seventh novel, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, will be released in two halves.

For film-makers Warner Bros, whose first five Potter films have made £2.5billion in box office receipts – more than any other movie series – it could mean a £500million bonus in ticket sales.

But sources insist the reason behind the two-movie plan is artistic rather than financial.

The books got progressively longer – the first, the Philosopher's Stone, had 223 pages while Deathly Hallows has 776 – and fans have complained chunks of later novels have been left out of films.

A film source said: "There's so much to fit that the view is the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle when Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, takes on Voldemort that needs to be done really well."

And Ms Rowling points out on her website: "It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long."

At Warner Bros, who are rumoured to be thinking of Oscars and a big-name director such as Steven Spielberg for the final film, a spokesman said:

"People are discussing all possibilities."


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laurel_txlaurel_tx on January 13th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Better Spielberg than Lucas.
ιнεαяттσяσηтσ™: HP: snapeypooblossombunny on January 14th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
GOOD POINT. very good point.

Snape, to Harry: Harry, I am your father

lols. he would RUIN it..........ruin it *sobs*
Aggie: wacky!aggiechan on January 13th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Harry Potter winning Oscars? Hahaha.. please. At least not for any actors/actresses...

Damnit, not Spielberg! I want Cuaron again!!!!!! Artsy HP, please!
ιнεαяттσяσηтσ™blossombunny on January 14th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
yah exactly. it wouldn't win anything big like that. ever.

yah i agree, more artsy HP please! :)
gingerlemonsgingerlemons on January 14th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
I completely agree. Two: YES. Spielburg: NOOOO.

That would be a complete cinematic disaster. WOW.

But two? Siriusly? This post has made my night. Thanks!
ιнεαяттσяσηтσ™blossombunny on January 14th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC)
i hope it'll be two. the news is pretty much rumor filled right now. we'll know the truth sooner or later. heheh