Report: Sirius Black's Motorcycle, Dumbledore's Deluminator Prop to be used in "Deathly Hallows" Filming
November 28, 2008, 10:03 PM
We have a bit of a fun report tonight regarding some of the props from the Harry Potter films that are currently on display at the Warner Bros Studio tour in Burbank, California. Longtime TLC reader and contributor Pinkmoosely emailed to say he recently took this tour, and while at the museum section which houses a large collection of items used in the Potter films, noted that several of the items were missing from their display stands. Pinkmoosely spoke to two different staff members who both replied that Sirius Black's flying motorcycle and the mysterious Deluminator (both seen at the beginning of Sorcerer's Stone) "had been recalled from the museum for filming commitments." While we can not be absolute, it is likely these items will be used for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies, which are in pre-production in England, and will begin principal photography in February of next year.
Thanks so much Pinkmoosely!
That sounds absolutely wonderful! So if they will be needing the motorbike, it seems the 7 Potters episode in one form or the other will be in the movie most likely.
The deluminator surely would be used for the Ron leaving and coming back, saving Harry and destroying the locket episode. And I’m absolutely thrilled about that one. One of my favourite parts in all of the books. (That is unless Kloves give the saving Harry and destroying the locket to Hermione. Something I wouldn’t put past him :p)
I’m sooo excited!
DH is the best book, by far, and it’ll be the best film, too!
Thanks soo much
Since they first set up that exhibit in the museum, it’s been standard practice for them to pull stuff from it and send it back for filming. The exhibit changes all the time because of it… but of course they have certain things there all the time because it’s definitely not going to be used again (like a ‘petrified’ Hermione).
I’d actually guess that the “commitments” are that the items are being used as models to make copies of the original items. I wager the motorcycle’s going to be pummeled pretty handily in the escape from Privet Drive, and I would think they’d need multiple Deluminators if it’s going to be used for more than one scene.
Either way, the fact that they’ll look exactly like the original items is pretty cool.
Awesome! I love that museum!!! When I went there, they told me the same thing about having to pull items out every now and then for filming commitments. They actually said that’s one of the reasons they don’t allow people to take photos inside the museum. The deluminator is really cool looking, kind of hexagonal and encased in a green marble/malachite looking stone. :)