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Deathly Hallows Filming Update: Sirius Black's Motorbike is Back!

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Posted by: sue
July 26, 2009, 08:40 AM

Check it out! The flying motorbike belonging to Sirius Black is back, as witnessed in new location photos for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although not so airborne as in the books, you can see these new pics (more here all courtesy of HP4U) of stunt doubles for Hagrid and Harry zooming along the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing tunnel and bridge express  way in Kent, England as they did a sequence to be used for the Seven Potters scene. Neither Dan Radcliffe nor Robbie Coltrane were present for the filming. reports that "the bulk of the shoot was centered on obtaining wide shots of the pair being chased into the tunnel. Harry wearing a grey hoodie with a stripe down the arm and wand at the ready, Hagrid, in his familiar huge coat and sporting his goggles sped at around 30 mph in real time speed, weaving in and out of traffic with great effect. For Friday morning, we were treated to further perspective shots of the pair racing through the tunnels, despite the oncoming traffic, weaving in and out with Hagrid seemingly kicking out at any vehicles which came too close and Harry casting spells to his rear."
Other filming for the scenes will take place at both Leavesden and on location, rumored to be Hartfordshire over the next few weeks.

Thanks much to, ONTD, SS, and all who owled!

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2200 Points

Yess! I can’t wait to see this scene, I hope they have the part where Hagrid dives off to save harry!

Posted by Sirius17 -ROAR_ on July 26, 2009, 08:44 AM report to moderator
372 Points

interesting- a little sad that they won’t be flying, it seems, but it will probably be an awesome scene none-the-less!

Posted by Rinny on July 26, 2009, 08:51 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

SO AWESOME!!! I know they don’t drive on the freeway in the book, but I think that will make the chase even more action-packed…I wonder if they’ve already filmed the scenes from the chase sequence in the sky? But I love seeing Hagrid and Harry (even if it’s not the real actors) on the motorbike!! :D

Posted by cghambright on July 26, 2009, 08:52 AM report to moderator
135 Points

no flying, another minor plot point that david yates is too “creative” for. seriously guys, a car chase scene in harry potter?? we been hijacked.

Posted by splinch on July 26, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
271 Points

It adds to hope that they will continue to do this movie correctly!

Posted by monicahp2009(WBM) on July 26, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

@Rinny: I’m sure they’re still going to fly. They probably just end up on the ground after the motorbike malfunctions or something.

Posted by cghambright on July 26, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
40068 Points

That’s awesome!

Posted by NoeLover42 on July 26, 2009, 08:54 AM report to moderator
135 Points

p.s. it looks like madeye’s death might be too minor also.

Posted by splinch on July 26, 2009, 08:54 AM report to moderator
257 Points

YES! I’m not looking at any pictures, or clips or anything from DH so its all a surprise, but that sounds AWESOME!

Posted by Sara Weasley on July 26, 2009, 08:57 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

@splinch: What do you mean? They’re not even close to finishing filming yet…I’m sure Mad-eye’s death will be in the movie.

The majority of the chase sequence is probably in the sky, but obviously that has to be filmed at Leavesden in front of a green screen because the actors Can’t fly.

Posted by cghambright on July 26, 2009, 08:59 AM report to moderator
7475 Points


this sucks if they have this on the ground i will be so angry!!

Posted by Luce-Lupin !~ROAR~! on July 26, 2009, 09:01 AM report to moderator
8317 Points

I’m SURE the chase will be in the SKY! (please be so,please be so……)

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on July 26, 2009, 09:06 AM report to moderator
66 Points

there is probably only a slight portion of the chase on the ground, they cant possibly make it all on the ground, itll be just like any other cop movie

Posted by MattOM93 on July 26, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
240 Points

gosh ! i cant believe this :DD

Posted by TasyaWeasley on July 26, 2009, 09:14 AM report to moderator
135 Points

We well have 2 wait and see how it all turns out

Posted by sianletley on July 26, 2009, 09:16 AM report to moderator
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