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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Film for 54 Weeks

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Posted by: sue
December 18, 2008, 11:35 AM

Harry Potter film producer David Heyman has given a new interview where he discusses the upcoming work to be done on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In this article from the PA, David Heyman said: "We finished the sixth film which'll be coming out next summer and we start filming the seventh which we'll be breaking into two parts for a 54 week shoot starting in February."

The bulk of the article focuses on Mr. Heyman's reflections on the behavior of the trio over the years, speaking about a "no airs" no diva attitudes taken by Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. On the Harry Potter set we have a lot of crew from the first film," he explained at the premiere of his new movie Yes Man in LA. "You can't get away with anything there, you get joshed and played with. You can't have any airs or graces."

He continued: "You cast for the moment, you have no sense of how someone is going to survive or how they're going to develop. I've been very fortunate with the kids. There are so many cases of young kids being damaged by the experience or going off the rails and fortunately with Dan, Rupert and Emma that hasn't happened to them... yet!"

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How is Hermione in the book more than Ron? If you’re talking about DH it’s only two months, taken up by two chapters, and one of those chapters is all a transcript from Rita’s book. So really she’s only alone with Harry for one chapter of actual content. Ron is alone with Harry for The Silver Doe. So it’s quite equal.

And if you’re talking about HBP, then I don’t know what you mean by Ron in the book less. Not at all.

Posted by EruditeWitch on December 18, 2008, 03:16 PM report to moderator

Well, they’re young adults now, and free to go to parties where drugs might well be free flowing. It’s supposed to be pretty common among the rich and entertainment crowd. Wouldn’t take much to go down that path, really. They could well look at Helen Mirren, for example, who recently admitted to doing cocaine when she was younger and quitting. They could well think, well, just this once…

Regarding the length of the shoot, remember they are not counting the breaks they will surely get. Also it’s possible there may yet be an actor’s strike , which would mean even more delays.

Posted by radcakesfan on December 18, 2008, 03:18 PM report to moderator

Seemed like a lot more than that. It also seemed that more happened then, like when they see the statue of harry and his parents and what happens in that village with that old witch. Hopefully they will not use the polyjuice potion too much there but i really can’t see them using other actors for that scene. Wouldn’t be that touching. Also the silver doe scene isn’t that long and evil Hermione shows up. I have no doubt they’ll put that in, especially if they are making it into two movies.

Posted by radcakesfan on December 18, 2008, 03:26 PM report to moderator

The Silver Doe took up a very large amount of page time, most of which included Ron. Bathilda’s and Harry’s parents didn’t take up as much.

And I wouldn’t be surprised if the Evil kiss was CGI to make it look more like it’s described in the book.

Posted by EruditeWitch on December 18, 2008, 03:30 PM report to moderator

y’all, thats more than a YEAR of filming! wow, this is gonna be good…i hope. oh do i hope

Posted by Patrick on December 18, 2008, 03:55 PM report to moderator

y’all, thats more than a YEAR of filming! wow, this is gonna be good…i hope. oh do i hope

Posted by Patrick on December 18, 2008, 03:55 PM report to moderator
KB Prez

@Eeyore, I’m also glad JKR insisted on a British cast. I don’t even like to think about what we’d have seen if the first 5 movies had been filmed in Hollywood with an American cast. Very Scary!

Posted by KB Prez on December 18, 2008, 03:56 PM report to moderator

Most adults work far longer than one year in the same job, doing the same tasks day after day after day…

Posted by LFH1226 on December 18, 2008, 04:27 PM report to moderator

Hey, that’s a lot of time to find an opportunity to visit the set! ;) ;)

Posted by emmy on December 18, 2008, 05:48 PM report to moderator

The 54 weeks of shooting time will stretch over more time than that, because there are a couple of holidays and there is the break to promote HBP, which will take a bit of time. So I guess, DH will take longer to shoot than those 54 weeks mentioned. It´s going to be the longet HP shoot ever, hopefully resulting in two great movies coming to a theatre near you in 2010/2011. :)

Posted by HP_Appreciator on December 18, 2008, 06:18 PM report to moderator
Kiwi Mc I

Wow what an intense shoot. I really hope they keep the marketing down low in this one and exceed expectations for the last one. Hell if the dark knight can pull it out of the bag Potter can

Posted by Kiwi Mc I on December 18, 2008, 06:21 PM report to moderator
Mama Lovegood

Eruditewitch and radcakesfan, I think Luna should get as much screen time as Harry in Deathly Hallows. I would chuck Ron and Hermione’s characters all together and make it all about Harry and Luna. Who cares what Jo Rowling wrote? Cannon hasn’t mattered a whole lot since Chamber of Secrets!

Sound like a silly idea to you? It’s still not as silly as your constant debates over Rupert and Emma’s screen time!

Posted by Mama Lovegood on December 18, 2008, 07:08 PM report to moderator

I thought it’d be longer, honestly. It usually takes them 10 months for one film and they’re going to film both parts of DH back to back.

Maybe they’ll have more “B” crew? For small stuff?

Posted by mollywobbles23 on December 18, 2008, 07:14 PM report to moderator

mollywobbles, I think it usually takes them about 8 months of actual filming for one film. So 13 months for two sounds about right, I guess.

Posted by Bandersnatch on December 18, 2008, 07:30 PM report to moderator

if this movie isn’t going to be a blast then the directors would probably be rained by owls…. oh i mean, mails…, this is the last harry potter movies so evry fan out there is really excited to what it would come out… even if the movies a bit of too expensive, fans all over the world would definitely do anything just to see the movie…

and please do justice to the book… we don’t want to miss any datail that would later on be significant in the later part of the movie…

and as of the young actors, i guess they’re just pretty much too good to be caught up with fame… and besides, being known by everyone in earth is already too mush so they must have handled fame and their ordinary life in balance…

Posted by margareth_gal on December 18, 2008, 08:18 PM report to moderator
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