The Deathly Hallows Split


As we all know by now, the seventh and last book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be split in two for the onscreen adaptation. The question was, how would the book be split into Part 1 and Part 2? When Empire sat down with David Heyman, the series producer this is what he had to say.

"We’ve played around with a couple of places and ultimately settled on a place that we think is very exciting, and I think quite bold, in that it’s not necessarily where one might expect. You want to give a sense of completion, on one hand, but a sense that there’s another piece, more to come. We tried one and then Steve [Kloves] came up with the idea to try it another way and when we tried that, it felt just right."

If you're even the average Harry Potter fan, you would remember the last chapter of Deathly Hallows where we get a glimpse of Harry, Ron and Hermione 19 years after the main story. Well, there were two options on how they are going to make this happen on the big screen. One, to go with doubles to play the grown-up versions of the main characters; two, to use advanced CG technology, Benjamin Button style, to alter their appearances. Here's what the man himself, Daniel Radcliffe had to say about this.

"I am nervous about that because if it’s good I’ll be really, really pleased; if it’s not good and that’s what people are left with, that would be awful. If it’s a choice between having me, Rupert and Emma looking a bit stupid and it being slightly comical or having other actors play us, I would go for other actors every time. So, we’ll see."

So what do you think? Do you think they'll use doubles or CG technology? I think they'll risk it and go for the spectacular tech. And where do you think they're going to split the finale in two? I have absolutely no clue. So many things happened in that book. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is set for release November 19, 2010. Fans will have to wait almost eight months for Part 2 when it opens July 15, 2011.

1 comment/s:

alone said...

gosh. i missed a lot of parts.

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