Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book from J.K. Rowling's mega-selling series, will be made into not one, but two, movies.
As first reported Wednesday by the Los Angeles Times, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will hit theaters in November 2010, to be followed six months later, in Kill Bill and Matrix fashion, by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II in May 2011.
This is good as the book just has way to much important stuff going on to be cut down into one film. but the question now is where to end part one at?
Originally posted by OliverA few of the movies should have gotten this treatment.
I agree. The final battle at the Ministry in OoTP felt very rushed. I think the battle at the end of DH should get a much longer treatment, so this news makes me happy. Especially since they are due to come out about 6 months apart.
-The Big Kat When you're tired of wishing on a falling star, you gotta put your faith in a loud guitar. -KISS
the battle in the book of Order was almost a whole chapter. Just seeing how much was cut did take away from some of it. I realy don't know what would be a good place to end part one. I know that a certian charator fate after Malfoy Mannor would be my bet, but what is the chance that we will see said char in that film?
I'd be more impressed if it was someone other than David Yates directing. What happened to the plan to have a different director for each film in the series, which already led to very original takes from Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell? Why stick with the dull-as-dishwater Yates?
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
You say gimmick, I say procedural. :-) That's the kind of show it was supposed to be. In the vein of L&O and CSI, you weren't supposed to care about the characters (at least not in the beginning). Victor Garber was cool, but that's a given.