Harry Potter 7 and 7a.

dollarThe last Harry Potter book will be filmed as two movies. “It’s just too fucking big,” say producers, referring to the possible double cash bonus they will rake in. Oh wait, they really said this:

A film source said: “There’s so much to fit that the view is the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle when Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, takes on Voldemort that needs to be done really well.”

And Ms Rowling points out on her website: “It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long.”

Like THAT’S never happened before.

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5 Responses to Harry Potter 7 and 7a.

  1. George Haberberger says:

    i’ve never read any Harry Potter books and never seen any Harry Potter movies, (not interested in precocious children), but is there more plot in those books than in the Watchmen? They’re attempting to make that into a single movie.

  2. Shocho says:

    Okay, I agree that a lot of books would be better as two movies. But it seems to me they’re breaking the contract by saying, “The franchise is running out, let’s make two.” Maybe I’m being overly cynical. I like the HP movies, and 8 is better than 7.

  3. George Haberberger says:

    I don’t think you’re being cynical at all. It’s seems obvious that increasing the revenue is the reason for splitting the book into two movies. Not having read it, is there convenient point to end the first movie?

  4. Jason says:

    I was wondering that myself. It might be after the main three characters are reunited (they split for a while) and accomplish a major goal (not to get into spoilers). It’s a triumphant moment and gives hope for the future, and is on (goes to book) page 387 of 759, right about the halfway point.

  5. Maelwys says:

    I guess they decided that after it was recently announced that The Hobbit will be split into two movies (and that book is DAMN short), it was only fair for them to split Deathly Hallows into two movies as well. And I agree with Jason as to where to split it. That way there’s a bit of action, a bit of drama, and some random dialogue scenes in the first movie, with a big dramatic ending… and then the second movie can start with the information about the actual Hallows, some more action, and then the climatic battle. The funny thing about that split is that it leaves the entirety of the Hallows material in the 2nd half (which is good, so you don’t have to remember too many minute details from the first half), but it makes the name “Deathly Hallows Pt 1” seem pretty silly for a movie that contains 0 mention of them. ;-)

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