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David Heyman on Battle of Hogwarts, tone of the films David Heyman on Battle of Hogwarts, tone of the films

David HeymanThe climactic “Battle of Hogwarts” in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II will be around thirty-minutes long, according to a new interview with David Heyman. Also in the interview, Heyman notes that part I will be, “a road movie”, while part II, “more operatic with the huge, great battle for Hogwarts”.

The ending of part 2 is one of the last things they’re going to shoot. David also says he expects the ending battle to be around 30 minutes in the movie. He says the gang gets to Hogwarts early on and then they’re a lot of build up to the battle.

Also noteworthy, Heyman mentions that both films will be around two-and-a-half-hours in length. You can read the full interview at this link.

Nighy talks ‘Hallows’; starts filming very soon Nighy talks ‘Hallows’; starts filming very soon

090716 nighyBill Nighy, who will play Rufus Scrimgeour in both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is the subject of a new interview with SCI FI Wire. In the interview, Nighy says that he will begin filming DH once he returns from promoting his new movie G-Force in New York.

“I go home and I shoot, and I am Rufus Scrimgeour. I am a wizard. I am the Minister for Magic, and I am very pleased, because I thought I was going to remain the only English actor who wasn’t in Harry Potter, but apparently that’s not true.”

And what’s Nighy most looking forward to filming once he returns?

“Well, there’s one where he comes and delivers Dumbledore’s [Michael Gambon] legacy to the three children,” Nighy replied, referring to Harry, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint, with whom Nighy worked on the upcoming action-comedy Wild Target). “He gives them all of the things that Dumbledore has left them, and that’s when it’s first indicated that he may not be around for much longer. So it’s quite an affecting scene.”

Read the entire interview at this link.

John Williams reportedly in talks to score ‘Deathly Hallows’ films John Williams reportedly in talks to score ‘Deathly Hallows’ films

johnwilliamsScheduling dilemmas pending, composer John Williams will score the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films, according to a new interview with Harry Potter producer David Heyman. At a recent press event Heyman noted that Warner Bros. were in talks with Williams, and that the barring any scheduling conflicts, the composer would return to the franchise.

Maestro composer John Williams scored the first three ‘Potter’ films, while Patrick Doyle scored the fourth, and Nicholas Hooper the fifth and sixth. Reports have also surfaced that Nicholas Hooper has chosen to leave the franchise, and wishes for Williams to return.

Williams is slated to score Steven Spielberg’s 2011 films, Tintin (currently in post-production) and Lincoln.  Please note that at this stage, nothing is confirmed. We will endeavour to update you with any new information.

Photos, videos, audio from BBC 1’s DH set visit Photos, videos, audio from BBC 1’s DH set visit

090716 rupertYesterday, BBC Radio 1’s Edith Bowman hosted her show live from Dumbledore’s Office on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as part of their “Harry Potter Day.” Here’s what’s available:

  • Videos (3): The hosts (Bowman and James King) step inside Dumbledore’s Office for the first time; Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) gives a tour of the set and talks about working with Rupert Grint, Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson; and King explores the Harry Potter prop store.
  • Photos (18): See photos of the hosts exploring the set and getting their own makeup done.  Also see photos of them with stars Cave, Grint, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).
  • Audio (180 minutes): Bowman and King get a “sneak preview and all the backstage gossip from the stars” during this three-hour show from the set of Dumbledore’s Office.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I hits theaters on November 19, 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, hits theaters on July 15, 2011.

DH filming: Part I 85% complete; Part II 10% complete DH filming: Part I 85% complete; Part II 10% complete

090709 dhdoneComingSoon.net was at the Harry Potter press junket in New York this morning and has posted a fabulous article summarizing what cast and crew had to say about parts one and two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the event, as well as what they said in exclusive interviews with ComingSoon.net after the press junket. Do not read the article if you have not read the book or do not want to spoil the movies! Otherwise, you can read it by clicking here. An excerpt with no spoilers:

Director David Yates and the cast are about five months into shooting the two halves of the film, scheduled for November 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011, and he mentioned that they would have very different looks even though he’s using the same crew. He told ComingSoon.net in an exclusive interview after the press conference that they’ve shot roughly 85% of Part 1 and 10% of Part 2, the latter due to the availability of the actors.

New Zealand Herald profiles Daniel Radcliffe New Zealand Herald profiles Daniel Radcliffe

090701 Radcliffe profileThe New Zealand Herald has published a lengthy feature on Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter).  In the piece – “Harry Potter – still working his magic” – Radcliffe discusses his hopes for the final two films; why he is glad the seventh book is being made into two films; and what it’s like working with Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), among other things.

“I’m very happy that the seventh book is being made as two films,” notes Radcliffe, “because I was worried they would have to cut important scenes. For example in the fourth film you could cut out the house elf sub-plot and it doesn’t affect the main story in any way. In the second film they cut out the Nearly Headless Nick Death Day Party. In fact that whole character has fallen by the wayside. The problem with doing that with the final book is that there is nothing that doesn’t relate to the main story or drive it forward. There’s not much you could cut. So we’ve given ourselves the room and opportunity to do it justice.”

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