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Dan Radcliffe on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One: "A Road Movie"

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Posted by: sue
April 23, 2009, 10:45 AM

With press coverage beginning in earnest of late, WB has sent over the latest images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince contained in last week's Entertainment Weekly: Dumbledore and Harry on the Tower, Dumbledore and Harry at the Pensieve.  HBP Set Previews galore are also set to be released, more on that soon!

In the meantime, as reported earlier this week regarding the potential split of the movies, a new preview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is contained in the special 20th Anniversary edition of Empire Magazine. Scans are now available here in our galleries thanks to our Order Partners Rupert Grint.net and DanRadcliffe.com where you can see a fantastic new photo of the Trio of Dan Radclffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron) (a small version of this is also on the cover of the magazine). 

The article contains a new interview with Producer David Heyman, and actor Dan Radcliffe where they discuss filming of both movies that is currently underway. Mr. Heyman notes they are still finalising the script for Part Two, finishing up casting and working out the remaining filming schedule. At the time of the interview, Dan Radcliffe noted that he had just been filming "a big fight scene and it's great. I'm covered in dust and blood, but it's brilliant. I just get to be a boy and run around!"

Good news for fans comes from David Heyman when discussing things cut from the plot, given they are making the book into two films, as he noted "...in the end I think they'll be less edited from this film than films past because we have the freedom of making two films and I think it's going to be fantastic." Dan Radcliffe continues: "This is a road movie, particularly in Part One of the film. People have been so used to seeing Harry Potter at Hogwarts and we're just not there for the first part of the film. That seems to have really freshened things up, and hopefully will get people seeing the films with fresh eyes again, because its just a totally different look when you're not just sat in the same room the whole time. Heyman added: "They're be a lot of action, a lot of adventure, and it'll be an ending very true to the books that Jo's (Rowling) written, so if you read the books you'll really have a good sense of what's going to happen."

Dan also says in addition to filming the epilogue, " I think for me, that's intimidating is going to be the walk at the end to meet Voldemort in the forest. That's going to be really tough, but I can't wait."

This issue of Empire Magazine is on newsstands starting today. Thanks so much to Lauren, RupertGrint.net and DanRadcliffe.com!

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76 Comments

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A Road Movie? :D

Posted by Mairéad on April 23, 2009, 10:50 AM report to moderator
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I’m always so impressed with Dan’s approach to the films. He knows the heart of the film – and the story – is that walk in the forest. He knows that the entire series of 7 books and 8 films are all leading to that point. And Dan will nail it . . .

Posted by ProfessorLily on April 23, 2009, 10:58 AM report to moderator
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A road movie? Well yes, a group of friends doing a lot of travelling around, getting into scrapes together, arguments, learning a lot more about one another, testing the bonds of friendship. It works for me!

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on April 23, 2009, 11:00 AM report to moderator
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Awesome! I can’t wait to see Harry vs. Voldemort in the forest either! Such an intense moment!

I’m so glad it’s split, and I’m ecstatic we get to see less edited films. If it were up to me, each movie would be 4 hrs long! :-)

Posted by AubNoelle on April 23, 2009, 11:10 AM report to moderator
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Awesome scans! Especially the one of Rupes and Em! :) And yeah, we will rarely get to see Hogwarts and like in the book, they will travel all over, the trio I mean. Awesome! I can’t hardly wait for DH and HBP is not even here yet! :)

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 23, 2009, 11:12 AM report to moderator
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That’s exactly how I pictured the movie while I was reading the book… One has to love Dan for his serious approach to these films.. You can tell that he takes his role seriously and that he understands the responsibity that comes with a part named ‘Harry Potter’..

Posted by Natalia {ROAR} on April 23, 2009, 11:12 AM report to moderator
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Well it’s hard to make a 4 hour long movie, i know the fans would love it, but it’s aLOT of production time, and the trio would be even older than they are now. It’s hard to make a movie that long.

And omg I almost started cryingggg, Ijust hit me that they are filming the LAST one! *cries

Posted by KennedyJames on April 23, 2009, 11:12 AM report to moderator
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i’m excited for the “Kings Cross” chapter to be portrayed in the film = )
great article, can’t wait to buy it ! i think my local movie theatre might sell them :)

Posted by DesQueJteVois on April 23, 2009, 11:13 AM report to moderator
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Yay dan is amazing :)

Posted by Frances Anne on April 23, 2009, 11:14 AM report to moderator
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I’m pleased to hear that they won’t be cutting things out too much. If only they could have worked that way with all the films… Can’t wait to see Dobby back again and see them camping… and the Ron/Hermione kiss. And the part with the dragon… if they are gonna film it, that could be very cool and impressive.

LOVE the new picture of the trio. We need a HQ of that asap. And more from that shoot… please :) Love Rupert and his good old Converse shoes.

Posted by Salame on April 23, 2009, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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Yay! All i can say…

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on April 23, 2009, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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Salame – I have actually forgot about the whole Gringotts-escape with the dragon. With the advances in the CG-world that part will really look awesome!

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on April 23, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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Squeeee! :p The more news we get about the Deathly Hallows movies, the better it looks! =)

Posted by Emma Lily [Kiwi] *WBM* on April 23, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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A Road Movie?

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 23, 2009, 11:58 AM report to moderator
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I guess a road movie is a good way of putting it with all the on location shoots! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 23, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
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