Sunday, March 16, 2008


Warner Brothers announced this week that they would be releasing the movie version of JK Rowling’s, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in two halves. The first movie is due for release in 2010, with the second movie set for release the following year. Warner Brothers are set to make millions when the final installments of the boy wizard’s adventures hit our cinema screens. Harry Potter has already proved to be the highest grossing movie series of all time beating six Star Wars films and twenty one James Bond movies, to rake in £2.2billion at the box office.

Many Potter fans are outraged at Warner Brothers’ money grabbing tactics, dragging out the last installment of the Potter saga into two separate movies and making them pay twice to see the final installment of Harry Potter’s adventures. However Warner Brothers claim their plan to represent the seven JK Rowling Potter books with eight movies was driven by a desire to stay true to the story. The positive side for many Harry Potter fans like myself is that Harry will now be around on our screens for a bit longer. You may remember a recent article I posted about how an American medical expert has described Harry Potter as being as addictive as being hooked on drugs! Well it seems that Harry Potter fans like myself will now have an extra opportunity to get their fix of the boy wizard’s adventures. Meanwhile Warner Brothers will be laughing all the way to the bank!


SandyCarlson said...

My daughter and husband, avid fans of all things Potter, aren't sure what to make of it. I think they are inclined to see it as an opportunity to enjoy it on the screen twice, though. It's that "to be continued" feeling that doesn't please them, though!

Barrett Laurie said...

Naomi- Love me some Potter. That is a bit lame on the part of Warner Brothers, but I think that you are right in your assertion that more Potter=Better! Cheers!

Naomi said...

I know what you mean Sandy. But then again, you can never have too much Harry Potter!

Yes definitely - the more Potter the better Barrett. I love him too! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit here.