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New HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Poster

Warner Bros. has released a new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 poster.  While some posters are light and cheerful, the new Harry Potter poster shows Harry dirty and disheveled.  If you’ve read the final book, you know what Harry has to overcome to defeat Voldemort

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Rupert Grint poses for UK’s Make Mine Milk campaign

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.


CBS acquires US distribution rights to Dan Radcliffe film ‘The Woman in Black’


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!

New Trailer for HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.  There’s really only one word to sum up this trailer, however cliched its use might be: epic. It begins with a warped version of the Harry Potter theme that we’ve all come to know and love, generating some fantastic tension for what’s ahead. Fans of the book will not be disappointed and may let out a shriek or two at some of the memorable moments glimpsed in the trailer. I’m loving the operatic feel that Part 2 looks to embody, and can’t wait to see how David Yates and Co. wrap up the most successful franchise in film history this summer.

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New Images from HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATLHY HALLOWS – PART 2

New images from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 have been released.  If you want to get a good look at Harry fighting through Gringotts, Draco holding hands with his Slytherin compatriots, or Neville looking like a total badass, then scroll down..!

Images via  Entertainment Weekly.

Teaser trailer for Tom Felton’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

The teaser trailer for Tom Felton’s upcoming thriller, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, also costarring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, and Frida Pinto, has been released online. Tom’s featured very briefly, however; the story, a prequel to the classic Planet of the Apes, revolves around a scientist who tries to find a Alzheimer’s disease by testing it on apes, specifically one named Caeser, who mutates drastically as a result of the treatment. Caesar then leads a revolt with his fellow apes against mankind; Tom plays Dodge, one of the villains, and son of Brian Cox’s character. The trailer can be seen here.

 

Exclusive: Producers David Heyman and David Barron talk HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 at CinemaCon

Before Warner Bros. took the stage at CinemaCon, Collider.com’s Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub got to speak with Harry Potter producers David Heyman and David Barron on the red carpet.  With the final installment set to hit theaters in July, this was the final time they would be promoting Harry Potter to theater owners.  Thankfully, the pair brought some incredible footage from the final installment (read about it here) .

Here An Excerpt from their post:

Collider: How did you guys decide what footage you wanted to show the theater owners today?

Heyman: Well part of it was what was ready, quite frankly. Because we’re still very much editing and also still very much doing the visual effects. So a lot of the visual effects being shown here will be very rough, and the footage is still rough. But we just showed some exciting bits and some really good dramatic scenes.

Barron: What the movie’s about.

Heyman: To let people in, a little bit.

When you guys first presented Harry Potter, I believe it was last year but maybe 2 years ago, but you guys actually showed a scene from Harry facing Voldemort for the final time. And it was in the very beginning of the footage you showed, and for me, I gasped, because I couldn’t believe you were showing this.

Barron: (laughs) Just teasing.

Heyman: You had to wait a little while before you actually saw it in the film.

Are you showing anymore of that scene today?

Heyman: No

Barron: There’s one shot of each, I think.

Heyman: Yeah there’s a couple of shots, but we’re not showing cut footage.

You guys decided not to do the 3D conversion for Part 1, but you said 3D for Part 2. Is Part 2 still being released in 3D?

Heyman: Yes it is. The reason we didn’t do it on the first part was because we didn’t feel that we could do it justice. And actually the 3D would actually compromise the film, so we didn’t have the time.

Barron: We were diving into 3D for the first time, it was a new world for us, and so we didn’t get off to a fine start. There wasn’t time to do it properly, and so Warners very very kindly supported us. I’m sure they were wishing it was not the case, but they were hugely supportive to not put out something that we weren’t happy with.

You mentioned that you guys were eventually gonna release Part 1 in 3D whether it be on Blu-ray or a re-release theatrically.

Heyman: We’re doing Blu-ray.

Barron: It’s going really well.

Heyman: We’re in the process of doing it right now and we’re really excited about the quality, we feel it adds something to the film and is really immersive as opposed to taking out, which I think a lot of 3D can do. And it’s been great for us going through that process to lead into the theatrical because I think we’ve learned an awful lot.

Barron: We have learned a lot.

Heyman: David Yates is approaching 3D from a character point of view.

Barron: It’s a storytelling aid. Rather than being a special effect gimmick where it’s like “Oh that’s cool.” We’re using it to help tell the story better.

Heyman: It’s probably gonna be more subtle than on some films, we’re not gonna have tons of stuff flying out the screen, we’ll have some but not much. The depth will not necessarily be as great as some films. But it will make the film feel larger, be more immersive, and I think it will add to the stories as opposed to take away.

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