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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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3121 Points

The real HP and Hagrid are surely going to be in DH?

Posted by DobbyWinkyKreacher on July 26, 2009, 10:38 AM report to moderator
179 Points

Lol! Maybe they start off on the road and then take to the sky? Hopefully! But this looks great!

Posted by NightSky on July 26, 2009, 10:39 AM report to moderator
3121 Points

sighs…I hope very, very much that Deathly Hallows 1 and 2 will be true to the book.

Posted by DobbyWinkyKreacher on July 26, 2009, 10:41 AM report to moderator
77 Points

O I hope that don’t have that scene totally on the ground. Come on folks! I know that can’t actually make it fly. Do the sequence justice!!!

Posted by smgkkg on July 26, 2009, 10:42 AM report to moderator
243 Points

I agree with those that believe this is just part of the sequence and much will still take place in the sky. They’ll probably land and zoom through this tunnel or possibly zoom out and soar into the sky, now wouldn’t that be cool?

Posted by PaintTheSky on July 26, 2009, 10:50 AM report to moderator
23113 Points

Looks great… I hope they are having them fly for part of the sequence… sigh… guess in order to get exactly what we want… we have to do the movies…

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on July 26, 2009, 10:53 AM report to moderator
2017 Points

That will look cool on screen! But I hope they still have the flying sequence!!!

Posted by Looie [ROAR!] on July 26, 2009, 10:55 AM report to moderator
1585 Points

Yay for Sirius’ motorbike! But if the whole chase is on the road – I’m going to KILL someone. Probably Yates.

Posted by axlgirl [FTC!] on July 26, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator
149 Points

Nothing wrong with setting up a little drama on the ground beforehand… perhaps this is how Harry and Hagrid escape after being completely ambushed in the sky. Or…it’s a beginning set-up. I am withholding judgement pending further investigation ! LOl !

Posted by Hinkypunkmum on July 26, 2009, 11:21 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

The pics are totally cool … it’s just great seeing Sirius’s motorcycle again. Even just looking at the pics of them driving through the oncoming vehicles is exciting. I’m sure that they will film the flying scenes some other time :s

Posted by Moose_Starr on July 26, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator

Come now folks – once again we get a couple pictures and everyone is freaked out. My guess is that the motorcycle starts off on the ground and soars into the sky, like PaintTheSky said. Just enjoy the pics and relax – otherwise you’re all going to have ulcers by the time 2010 rolls along!

Posted by sueml on July 26, 2009, 11:26 AM report to moderator
327 Points

they probably have got some bits in the sky but on one part hagrid tries to lose them by driving on the road

Posted by HudMug1712 on July 26, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
13596 Points

Knowing this lot, they probably changed the bike to a Harley chopper — just so it would be completely different from the first movie.

Posted by Garden State Geek on July 26, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
13596 Points

And one hopes, at some point, they become airborne!

Posted by Garden State Geek on July 26, 2009, 11:29 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

YAY!! This looks really awesome. I cannot wait for DH to be released!!! :D :D :D

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