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"Deathly Hallows" Movie to Begin Filming Next February, Two Films Still Under Consideration

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Posted by: sue
February 11, 2008, 12:58 PM

Harry Potter producers David Heyman and David Barron have given a new interview with the Daily Telegraph, where they discuss the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In regards to the earlier rumors of splitting the final book into two films, David Barron again confirms this is a possibility, saying this is still under discussion and states:

"The only negative of splitting the book into two films, says Barron, "is that people could possibly perceive it as being one last chance at cashing in. But the real positive, if we were to do that, would be that we wouldn't have quite the battle we always have of 'How do you compress all that book into just over two hours of screen time?' It would be brilliant not to have to cut anything. But at the same time, we have to think it through properly. We'd have to be very certain that there were two proper, stand-alone films that could be generated from the source material."

David Heyman continues on to note that filming for "Deathly Hallows" will not start until a year from now, saying "We won't start filming 'til February next year. So it hasn't really gone bananas yet. We've got thoughts, and I'm sure something will be announced in the not-too-distant future."

As to who will take on the pivotal role as director for the final movie, both producers say a few directors are still under consideration, and announcements about this and the status of the film will be made shortly. David Heyman emphasises "A couple of people have expressed interest, people have gotten a few calls and a few emails, but it's still a year away."

Meanwhile production continues through May on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which is due in theaters November 21, 2008.

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i was trying to think of a place where the movie would be split up and i thought maybe right after ron leaves.

Posted by steph on November 29, 2008, 11:50 PM report to moderator

I hope they do make it into 2 movies. So what if you’re paying double to watch the whole thing? I mean you’re paying for 2 standard movies which have costed a lot to film. The only problem with splitting Deathly Hallows into 2 movies is the release dates. They would probaby want to release them both during the major holiday times. Spring break and thanksgiving. And then you’ve got to consider Twilight or any other highly anticipated films they wouldn’t want to release as the same time as Harry Potter.

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