Just a few days ago we got our first look at Part 1 of the upcoming 7th and final installment in the Harry Potter franchise, entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, via a couple of officially released images. They weren't terribly exciting, basically just showing off the cast of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.
Now, straight from studio Warner Bros. we have our first proper look at footage from the last Harry Potter flick via the first teaser trailer. The teaser is featured on the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD/Blu-ray (which comes out in a couple of days, FYI) as incentive for fans to run out and buy it.
The actual teaser footage lasts just under a minute, but the whole video lasts one minute and 50 seconds and features introductions by director David Yates and producer David Heyman, as well as some behind-the-scenes footage. I'm sure if you're a die hard HP fan you'll want to watch the whole thing, but if you're not, and you want to get right to the actual teaser, just skip ahead to the 55 second mark.
[Update: Old voiceover has video replaced with new proper teaser]
Special thanks to MovieWeb. Watch and enjoy:
I like how the teaser seems to be designed to educate people who may not have read the books about just what the heck the "Deathly Hallows" are. The name, like Half-Blood Prince, will only make full sense once you see the movie. Having said that, this very much functions as a teaser, as it feels like we're only seeing a small glimpse of the story (why are our three wizards running through the woods, for example?).
Oh, and I LOVE that they've got the brilliant John Hurt in there again, for the first time since his appearance in The Sorcerer's Stone (he played the wand shop owner, remember?). Is there ANYTHING that man can't make sound interesting with his voice?
I'm sure the full trailer(s) that we see for Deathly Hallows will show off the magic we're used to, as well as the special effects employed to make them a "reality." But this teaser, over 11 months in advance, will definitely do for now.
What are your thoughts on the first teaser for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Are you excited to see the conclusion of this story? Just curious: how many of you are fans of the books and how many have never read them and only know Harry Potter from the films?
Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits theaters on November 19th, 2010, with Part 2 following on July 15th, 2011.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is released on DVD/Blu-ray on December 8th this year.