Tom Felton is set to complete his round of promotion for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 this weekend in Chicago, where he has and will take part in fan meet and greets at theatres in the Windy City, including Hollywood Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge, Illinois.
Before he headed to the theatre on Friday, however, Tom was invited to the baseball game between the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, and was given the opportunity to throw the ceremonial first pitch.
Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint was the latest celebrity to promote the Make Mine Milk campaign (similar to the Got Milk? campaign in the United States), which of course promotes the need to drink nutritional milk.
Did you know? Harry Potter lead actor Dan Radcliffe stars in a film called The Woman in Black, but it hasn’t screened in the United States yet. That will change soon because CBS has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.
In The Woman in Black, Dan’s character Arthur is a young lawyer who visits a village to organize the papers of a deceased client. While there he encounters a ghost who is causing trouble for the town.
While no release date is set, it’ll likely be out sometime in 2012.
In the meantime check out a trailer for the film below!
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films have announced the nominations for the 37th Annual Saturn Awards, recognising the best films and television programmes of the particular genres mentioned. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, in the fantasy category, has received five Saturn Award nominations, including Best Fantasy Film, best director for David Yates, best costume design, best make-up, and best special effects. The breakdown of those nominated categories can be found below.
Best Fantasy Film
• Alice in Wonderland
• The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
• Clash of the Titans
• Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
• Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
• The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
• Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
• Clint Eastwood (Hereafter)
• Christopher Nolan (Inception)
• Matt Reeves (Let Me In)
• Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island)
• David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
• Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)
• Milena Canonero (The Wolf Man)
• Isis Mussenden (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
• Jany Temime (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
• Michael Wilkinson (Tron: Legacy)
• Janty Yates (Robin Hood)
• Howard Berger, Gregory Nicotero (Splice)
• Andrew Clement, Donald J. Mowat (Repo Men)
• Andrew Clement, Jennifer McDaniel, Tarra Day (Let Me In)
• Mark Coulier, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
• Rick Baker, Dave Elsey (The Wolf Man)
• Lindsay MacGowan, Shane Mahan (Alice in Wonderland)
Best Special Effects
• Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Karl Denham, Nikos Kalaitzidis (Tron: Legacy)
• Angus Bickerton, Barrie Helmsley (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
• Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicholas Ait’Hadi, Christian Manz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
• Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Begg (Inception)
• Ken Ralston, Tom Peitzman, David Schaub, Carey Villegas (Alice in Wonderland)
• Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright, Daniel Sudick (Iron Man 2)
The awards will take place this June in Burbank, California. We will have more then. Congratulations to all those nominated!
The Times Colonist is reporting that a movie about the life of J.K. Rowling will be shot in Victoria (Canada) this March.
“Filming will begin early next month, with the city used to re-create locations in Edinburgh, Portugal and London, including Leicester Square.
Strange Magic, an unauthorized made-for-TV biography, will chart Rowling’s life from childhood to fame as the author of the books about the young wizard.”
The movie will be directed by Paul A. Kaufman and Poppy Montgomery, known for her role on Without a Trace, will play Rowling.
Production designer Stuart Craig, who was nominated once again for an Academy Award his work in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, spoke to the BBC recently about his career in film, and work on the Harry Potter series for ten years. Craig briefly discussed what it was like the final day of filming Deathly Hallows last year, and how emotional that particular day was. His discussion on the Harry Potter series begins at around 4:30 into the interview.
“The extraordinary thing is this franchise is ten years old,” he said.
“The fact that we’re still competing for awards on that level is very, very gratifying,” he added.