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News articles from June 2009

David Heyman on returning to ‘Half-Blood Prince’ David Heyman on returning to ‘Half-Blood Prince’

heymanHarry Potter producer David Heyman is profiled in a new feature over at Film Journal. In the interview, Heyman talks about returning to Half-Blood Prince, filming Deathly Hallows and his involvement within the Harry Potter franchise. You can read the full piece by clicking here.

Interview with ‘Harry Potter’ screenwriter Steve Kloves Interview with ‘Harry Potter’ screenwriter Steve Kloves

klovesThe Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves. In the interview, Kloves talks about adapting the books to films, input from Jo Rowling, and his decision to not write the fifth film (it was written by Michael Goldenberg). You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Happy Birthday, Andy McCray! Happy Birthday, Andy McCray!

Please join the Harry Potter Fan Zone staff in wishing HPFZ’s webmaster Andy McCray a very happy twentieth birthday!  Andy has devoted the last 6 years of his life to HPFZ, and for that we are all grateful.  So cheers to as friendly, devoted, and driven a webmaster as there ever will be.  Enjoy your birthday mate – you deserve it!

New photos from ‘Half-Blood Prince’ New photos from ‘Half-Blood Prince’

Warner Bros. has passed on a number of new photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, including many behind-the-scenes photographs.

‘Half-Blood Prince’ cave display in Australia ‘Half-Blood Prince’ cave display in Australia

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince promotional stand featuring Harry and Dumbledore on their way to the cave is being displayed in cinemas in Australia. Some photos (albeit a little blurry) can be seen below.

‘Half-Blood Prince’ IMAX opening to be delayed ‘Half-Blood Prince’ IMAX opening to be delayed

ronhermioneimax2TV Watch Online has let us know that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will not be released in IMAX until July 29. According to IMAX:

“…IMAX® and Warner Bros. have announced the opening date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The IMAX Experience. This film will open in IMAX® theaters on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. Only in IMAX® theaters will fans be able to experience scenes from the film in spectacular IMAX 3D® … Tickets will go on sales closer to the end of June and I will send out another e-mail at that time.”

The delay comes because of an IMAX/Paramount deal allowing Transformers 2 a four-week exclusive IMAX run. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released in theatres on July 15.

Track list for ‘Half-Blood Prince’ soundtrack revealed Track list for ‘Half-Blood Prince’ soundtrack revealed

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Track listings
for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack have been posted on Amazon. Twenty-eight tracks will be featured on the album, making it the longest Harry Potter soundtrack to date. The score is composed by Nicholas Hooper and will be available on July 14.

You can view the tracklisting below, however be aware of spoilers.
Read the full article.

New photos of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter New photos of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

wizardparkNumerous photos have recently appeared online which show the construction of the upcoming Harry Potter theme park. The photos show what could possibly be a completed part of a Hogwarts wall, and several buildings that resemble the Hogsmeade area – with artificial snow and all!

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