Friday, March 14, 2008

Hypothetical spring break musings

Over the last few days, local newspapers and the Internet have been reporting the possibility, aka serious rumors, regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows being made into two movies. Rumors, I might add, that seem to have been substantiated by the news release from Warner Brothers and everyone else; part one of Hallows will be released in 2010 with part two following the next year.

I'm not sure exactly when the sixth movie is due out (I could look, though I am more interested in the Pitt vs. Marquette basketball game right now), but would guess since they are currently filming Half Blood Prince it would be this summer or nearer the holidays.

In the meantime, here are a few links to Deathly Hallows information:

It's early yet, but Pitt is winning!

Update: later that evening ...

I could not let it rest. According to the Internet Movie Database, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is due in theaters November 21st. And ... Pitt is still winning.

Update: 3/18/08

From Library Journal - Book News: Rowling's Deathly Hallows Split into two Films

From RTE Entertainment: Final Harry Potter film to be split in two

"According to Warner Brothers, it is with the length of the novel and the complex storylines in mind that Rowling, the movies' producers and the studio decided they would need two parts to tell the story."

"Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry in the movie version, and his co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are all filming the sixth movie 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'. All three have confirmed that they will appear in the final films." --RTE Entertainment

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