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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. HP4U.co.uk 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 HP4U.co.uk, ONTD, SS, and all who owled!


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174 Comments

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3526 Points

i am going to cry when hedwig dies.

Posted by DesQueJteVois on July 26, 2009, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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no they might just be driving preparing to take off, they’re going to wrong way on the road so.
plus the bike doesn’t really fly so that would be done in a studio.

Posted by DesQueJteVois on July 26, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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I can honestly say that most HP fans are the most negative of all fantasy fandoms. It saddens me. They always expect the worst based on such little information.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on July 26, 2009, 01:34 PM report to moderator
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2573 Points

Sweet! I can’t wait!

Posted by felicitas on July 26, 2009, 01:36 PM report to moderator
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322 Points

This looks cool, but I really really hope that they fly at some point…. maybe it was just a decoy tactic that they would blend-in(ish) instead of flying like everyone else. I will be crushed if there isn’t any flying though… how would they do Mad-eye’s death then?

It still looks neat; very exciting!

Posted by PineappleCrush on July 26, 2009, 01:36 PM report to moderator
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You don’t NEED to hope they fly!
WE ALREADY KNOW THEY FLY! :@

Posted by YodatheHobbit on July 26, 2009, 01:38 PM report to moderator
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322 Points

@YodatheHobbit, yeah, I’ve noticed that, too. There’s probably a lot that goes into why HP fans can be really negative; a lot of it is probably an innate dedication to the books, but that doesn’t mean they have to be so negative :( The movies could be A LOT worse, we should be thankful that they’re even making movies to begin with and that, on the whole, they’ve done a pretty good job of recreating the world of Harry Potter.

Posted by PineappleCrush on July 26, 2009, 01:39 PM report to moderator
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760 Points

YES! Im so excited that the bike is back! I hope they plan on filming the bike flying, and not just on the ground.

Posted by raven_puff on July 26, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
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12005 Points

With Death Eaters able to fly without brooms, a bike on the ground would have no chance. It barely did flying. They could do some blue screen and superimpose the swerves into the sky for a film if they want to though.

Posted by budgie on July 26, 2009, 01:59 PM report to moderator
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629 Points

WOW we can actually see it again!! :)

Posted by Zsquared on July 26, 2009, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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Movie-making is a business - like any others. The films are made to reach the widest audiences possible. When photos and other information become public, I feel entitled to make smart aleck jokes. I’m not being mean-spirited or negative - I’m joking about how the films’ of conventions have changed over the years. And let’s be honest, we’ve been blanketed by publicity for the DH movies for months and months now.

And having Harry and Hagrid on the road? Now that would be … hem hem … unusual. :-)

Posted by Garden State Geek on July 26, 2009, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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13596 Points

I have no idea why my previous comments have strike-through lines in them. Sorry.

Posted by Garden State Geek on July 26, 2009, 02:08 PM report to moderator
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478 Points

No matter how they do it, I think it will be marvelous! The next two movies are going to knock our socks off! (I sure do hope so!)

Posted by beewell on July 26, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
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You guys are a nervous wreck…lol….seriously! YATES IS STICKING TILL THE END…HE’S THE BEST OF THE BEST…DH WILL ROCK AND HBP WAS AMAZING! Just live with it!

Posted by HarryLoony on July 26, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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You guys are a nervous wreck…lol….seriously! YATES IS STICKING TILL THE END…HE’S THE BEST OF THE BEST…DH WILL ROCK AND HBP WAS AMAZING! Just live with it!

Posted by HarryLoony on July 26, 2009, 02:22 PM report to moderator
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