Harry Potter finale to be split into two films

Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel RadcliffeThe last book in the Harry Potter movie franchise will be split into two movies, because Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is such a big book that trimming it into one will mean cutting out too much. “There’s so much to fit that the view is the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle where Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, takes on Voldemort that needs to be done really well,” says a source. Author J.K. Rowling admitted that there was a lot of information in the final book. “It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long,” she wrote on her web site. The sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hits movie theaters November 21st.

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  1. theoriginalme • January 15, 2008 @ 2:33 PM

    Woo Hoo! Can’t wait! I love these movies! The books are even better!

  2. Angelfire • January 15, 2008 @ 3:55 PM

    I totally agree, I am soooooo excited to see them.

  3. Heedrix • January 15, 2008 @ 4:08 PM

    i hope both ‘halves’ come out at the same time

  4. Dayle • January 15, 2008 @ 4:32 PM

    Hmmmmm… so the series is coming to an end, how else to squeeze every last penny from the audience??? Split the LAST movie into two parts…riiiiight.

  5. jay • January 15, 2008 @ 8:21 PM

    cnt wait.the last book i think will b the best movie..and split into will b amazin.

  6. Jo • January 16, 2008 @ 1:53 PM

    Wahoo! I am SO SO SO SO excited. 😉 Can’t wait!

  7. sk8tergirl • January 16, 2008 @ 8:40 PM

    Can’t wait.

  8. quinn • January 16, 2008 @ 10:03 PM

    Let’s hope it’s done right. I think Chris Columbus should come back and direct the final movie and finish what he started.

  9. Anonymous • January 16, 2008 @ 10:29 PM

    Money, money, money. Doesn’t J. K. have enough of the stuff yet?

  10. Suki • January 17, 2008 @ 12:35 AM

    I kinda figured that they would need to split the book in 2 cuz when I was reading it, I thought there were so many good and important scenes in it that they was no way they could make it into one and still keep it good. Granted, it’s also a good way for them to make even more money before the whole deal comes to the inevitable end.

  11. me • January 17, 2008 @ 6:37 AM

    That’s a terrible idea.

  12. Honest Phil • January 17, 2008 @ 6:41 AM

    Dayle is right; this is just another example of Hollywood greed. Should make the Harold Potter thugs happy…

  13. theoriginalme • January 17, 2008 @ 6:51 AM

    I’m with you, Phil — the last thing we need is more “Potter” to corrupt our Youth.

  14. Santa • January 17, 2008 @ 6:54 AM

    An extra HARRY movie? I’m going to throw up!

  15. Anonymous • January 17, 2008 @ 6:59 AM

    Greed knows no bounds. Pathetic.

  16. The Golden Martian • January 17, 2008 @ 12:54 PM

    If people would stop going to these movies the studio would stop making them. One HP was more than enough.

  17. Anonymous • January 17, 2008 @ 2:53 PM

    You said it, Golden Martian! I could see adapting Tolkien over eight films, but Potter’s a piffle next to those literary classics. What a joke!

  18. Gary • January 17, 2008 @ 2:55 PM

    They definitely should have stopped after the first.

  19. Edward Cole • January 17, 2008 @ 2:59 PM

    Please…no more.

  20. Anonymous • January 17, 2008 @ 3:01 PM

    Hilary Duff is co-starring in the next one so there’s still hope.

  21. NIKKI • January 17, 2008 @ 4:42 PM

    hilary isn’t british..how’s she gonna be in it?

    I wouldn’t mind a REALLY REALLY long movie,as I want all parts in DH to be incorporated into the movie. but i don’t want to watch one ‘half’ and then wait another year for the second…that would suck. and what would the titles be? HP and the DH 1 and HP and the DH 2?

  22. Anonymous • January 17, 2008 @ 7:15 PM

    Gary said it best: they should have stopped after the first one.

  23. Nancy • January 17, 2008 @ 8:57 PM

    Maybe they should cast Britney (UNFITNEY) Spears. She speaks British now. They can give her some Prozak and she can fly around on a f*cking broom!!

  24. Mrs. Ribs • January 18, 2008 @ 1:42 AM

    “They can give her some Prozak and she can fly around on a f*cking broom!!”

    She’d fit right in with the other Potter weirdos. Millions who wouldn’t be caught dead at a Potter flick would flock to see Britney defeat the annoying boy wizard.

  25. Perry • January 18, 2008 @ 2:59 AM

    This is ridiculous! Do we really need EIGHT films to know that Harry is going to win in the end?? The whole Potter thing has gotten stale; in the next film, the producers should liven things up by killing Harry off in a most gruesome manner, leaving the outcome of the final film a surprise. THAT would be worth the price of admission…

  26. Josh • January 18, 2008 @ 3:59 AM

    Dump them straight to video and have done with it.

  27. Cathy • January 18, 2008 @ 9:14 AM

    What is wrong with you people? Hollywood makes films to entertain and I was very entertained with the HP films. If you don’t like these films, don’t go and let other people enjoy a little fantasy. Lord knows there is enough reality out there to make me sick. If you want them to stop making stupid films then tell them to stop making things like JACKASS. Talk about useless crap!!!

  28. Anonymous • January 18, 2008 @ 11:36 AM

    Does this mean they’ll have 2 separate DVD releases too? Sure, people might go to see two movies in the theatre for the experience, but I doubt they’ll be all too willing to buy half of the movie without the other half… A regular DVD is about $20 and most 5-6 disc boxed sets are $50-60… so two single DVDs would be $40… are they going to try and stretch the full series boxed set to like $100?? Count me out… I’ll just download it!

  29. sk8tergirl • January 18, 2008 @ 6:34 PM

    Oh God. If you people hate Harry Potter then ignore it and move on with your lives. You can’t stop Hollywood from making these movies and you can’t stop fans from enjoying them and the books.

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