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MTV: Filming on Deathly Hallows Now Will Run Until June 2010

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Posted by: sue
December 10, 2009, 10:11 PM

There are several new interviews to update on tonight, as actor Tom Felton has been busy with the press during his recent trip to New York. One of those interviews has been with MTV, where Tom discusses filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the article points out the ongoing shoot still has a long way to go, stating that filming will now run until June. Of interest are new comments from Tom on the filming of the Battle of Hogwarts, as he stated "It's kind of cool, because this is the first time we've had so many castmembers on one set at one time, especially everyone from the evil camp and everyone from the good camp in a Western-style showdown — without revealing too much," said Felton, who plays the nefarious Draco Malfoy. "It's an amazing last scene, what we've shot of it so far. It's very exciting..."I've rarely had an opportunity to work with the evil family," he said. "I'm working with Helena Bonham Carter, who's a lovely lady and also a completely scary witch when she wants to be. I'm enjoying working with adult cast tremendously."

Earlier Tom Felton also spoke to Female First, where he again spoke of filming those dramatic Hogwarts castle battle scenes, filming at the outdoor set at Leavesden we saw earlier this year. Tom spoke about the vast amount of work that goes into making these films, as well as the detail created by those in the crew:

"So, you know when you’re making the film, obviously, we see it and you’re in these amazing settings and there’s all these places, how do you create that, how easy is it like, you know filming with green screens.

Well, it’s a mixture. If you came down to the set you may not, it’s pretty funny. Whatever is in front of the camera is obviously decently lit, heated and looks amazing, the props etc, whilst anything behind the camera is basically err, up to our own devices, lots of cables running about and lots of building materials and the rest of it.

For example we’ve been shooting outdoors at the moment and they build, basically this decrepit castle that’s all been smashed up and it’s quite incredible… so a lot of credit goes to Stuart Tozer who’s the set designer, it’s never an easy task.

They go such lengths of detail too, one example from an earlier film is when the students get books to read in the class room, and to be honest, there was no need for that book to have anything written in it, but it’s actually 122 pages of withering text that some guy’s sat down and written just to help the other kids and stuff like that, so it’s incredible the amount of detail that they go to!"

Thanks to Tom who let us all know via his Twitter he was also featured in the LA Times Ministry of Gossip blog, where he did a Q & A session. Tom spoke script readings he did with Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman before filming Half-Blood Prince:

MD: Your character takes a huge step up in "Half Blood Prince," more presence and certainly more drama. Were you nervous?

TF: I came into the film horribly nervous. Our director, David Yates, had terrific confidence in me. I had some one-on-one readings with Michael Gambon and Alan Rickman, which made me even more nervous! Draco's quite solemn in this film, so I spent most of my free time on set staring at walls. Usually in between takes we'd talk about what movie we saw last night. I had to practice feeling despondent from everyone else.

Finally be sure to check out a new video interview with Tom on ABC news here
(or here in our galleries)

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3987 Points

Sounds incredible. i’d have loved to see the sets and the process of filming, but it’s almost too late now and i won’t. though it makes me want to work in movies.
when the movies come out, the whole cinema will be full of sobbing HP fans, i’m sure.

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on December 11, 2009, 01:29 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

i’m so excited! :D

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on December 11, 2009, 01:37 PM report to moderator
139 Points

i have a nasty feeling that both of these movie will run UNDER two hours!

Posted by PensievePlotter on December 11, 2009, 01:50 PM report to moderator
50 Points

1st to post, yah

Posted by why-no-bigfoot on December 11, 2009, 02:23 PM report to moderator
1722 Points

posts are messed up!!!

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on December 11, 2009, 02:27 PM report to moderator
689 Points

does this mean that the movies may be pushed back to later release dates? or will everything still be running on time? in my opinion, they can take as long as they want, as long as the movie is phenomenal!

Posted by HPandtheDA007 on December 11, 2009, 02:45 PM report to moderator
562 Points

That’s a good point, if they extend the shooting schedule it may affect the release date. Do you think they will move it to November, 2011?

The posts ARE a bit wonky. This is the 6th post but I bet it will appear at third position.

Posted by Phoenix1946 on December 11, 2009, 03:00 PM report to moderator
1166 Points

I love TF!! He just stepped up into the role of Draco! I am not so sure about the longer filming time though… What does that mean for the release date!?!?!?

Posted by JessSnape on December 11, 2009, 03:02 PM report to moderator
22044 Points

amazing! =)

1420 Points

cool so we still got a while for harry potter filming but it is still going to end thow

Posted by alicia00 on December 11, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
2525 Points

I am sooo going to cry when the credits role through!!

Posted by The Nerd on December 11, 2009, 05:17 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

So many script rewrites takes it’s toll…

Posted by Won_Two on December 11, 2009, 05:24 PM report to moderator
118 Points

I doubt it will affect the shooting schedule because I am sure they have the first film done enough and filming till June, I am sure will probably be for part 2. Battle scene is going be awesome!!!

Posted by Swizzle on December 11, 2009, 05:49 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

I feel fine with the extension… the more time they take on it, the better I know the outcome will be. I’m super excited to see the finale but of course sad to see it end in a sense. I’m SUPER excited to see the final battle of course… Love how Tom is working more with Helena! It must be amazing to be on set with such a wonderful count of brillant actors and actresses!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 11, 2009, 06:04 PM report to moderator
236 Points

Very nice, but does anyone know the running length of the first film yet?

Posted by Horcrux~Noctus~ on December 11, 2009, 06:44 PM report to moderator
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