J.K. ROWLING’S ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO:
Well, we finally know what Pottermore is! Here’s a quick summery: J.K. Rowling has written extensive new material about characters, places and objects from the Harry Potter universe. Pottermore will later incorporate an online shop where people can purchase exclusively the long-awaited Harry Potter eBooks. The shop will evolve into selling other Potter-related products. The story will be brought to life with new illustrations and interactive ‘Moments’, starting with the first book. Pottermore will be open to all users from October 2011 An online challenge will be launched, whereby the first million people to complete their registration will gain early entry into the website, on July 31st!
Link to the Press Release PDF File : click here!
Link to Pottermore: Click Here!
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If you enjoyed Harry Potter Film Wizardry, Harper Collins isworking on a follow-up this Fall, entitled Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey.
“This followup to the New York Times bestseller Harry Potter Film Wizardry is a lavish and personal look at the entire filmmaking process that turned the word’s bestselling fiction series into a blockbuster movie franchise.”
Highlights include new detailed insight from producer David Heyman, production designer Stuart Craig, director David Yates, as well as new interviews with Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Michael Gambon.
This will be the first book to detail the making of all eight Potter films and feature hundreds of never-before-seen photos and concept illustrations. According to one Harper Collins rep this book “will be more journalistic in tone” and there will be “much more concept art, in larger sizes on the page.”
Harry Potter Page to Screen hits your local bookstore October 25.
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.