Warner Bros looks to have one heck of solid year in 2010 with the likes of The Hobbit (now theirs since New Line basically folded), Superman: The Man of Steel and Akira. However, the most anticipated film for that year is without question Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (the final installment of the popular fantasy series). For those hoping to see all 759 pages condensed into a 2 and a half to 3 hour film, read on…
Warner Brothers has formally announced that the final Potter outing will be split into two films: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part I will be unveiled November 2010 with Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part II concluding May 2011.
Potter film producer David Heyman had this to say:
“‘The Deathly Hallows’ is so rich, the story so dense and there is so much that is resolved that after discussing it with Jo [Rowling], we came to the conclusion that two parts were needed to do it justice.”
I’d love to believe that, but fortunately I wasn’t born yesterday. Warner Brothers & Co. wants to milk this cash-cow dry right down to the bone. That, I understand. And it’s not like this is flat-out shocking news because there have been rumors of this happening for months. Heck, Warner Bros. was seriously considering splitting the fourth Potter book Goblet of Fire into two films before Alfonso Cuaron (who directed Prisoner of Azkaban) convinced them otherwise.
Regardless, I’m still not crazy about this decision.
David Yates (who helmed last years Order of the Phoenix and the forthcoming Half-Blood Prince) will return to direct.
Source: Coming Soon