By Andy on 5 March 2010 at 12:12 GMT
Rhys Ifans, the actor set to portray Xenophilius Lovegood in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films, recently spoke about his role. Ifans humouresly compared the oppurtuninty to appear in the Harry Potter films as, “[like] getting knighted”.
“That was great,” he said, beaming. “When you’re an English actor and you get the ‘Harry Potter’ call– it’s like Batman, you know? You have a phone, you have a normal phone, and then you have one that is made out of wood. That’s the ‘Potter’ people. They call you up [and] you get your wand out, you put your cloak on and off you go. It’s a real honor. It’s like getting knighted or something.”
Read the full interview by clicking here.
By Andy on 18 February 2010 at 10:00 GMT
Warner Bros. has kindly sent over the box art for the upcoming ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ video game. The game, which will be available in May, will be released on Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP, and PC.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will give gamers the chance to experience the magic and adventure of Harry Potter in a uniquely LEGO way. Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™, as well as more than 100 other favorite characters, gamers will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn rewards. Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Hogwarts™ castle, Diagon Alley™, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade™.
You can watch two vignettes from the game here and here.
Thanks to WB.!
By Andy on 15 February 2010 at 03:25 GMT
A number of pictures of LEGO’s upcoming Harry Potter sets have appeared online. The photos, snapped at Toy Fair 2010, show many of the sets (which appear to not be specifically Deathly Hallows-themed). Check out the pictures below (and even more here).
The sets will be available in October. Thanks to MuggleNet for the link!
By Andy on 13 February 2010 at 12:33 GMT
The LEGO Group today announced their decision to create a number of new LEGO sets, as well as a board game, for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. Karen McTier, executive vice president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products says, “fans of the franchise will be excited to discover the wonderfully original LEGO products inspired by the beloved stories and characters”.
“The world of Harry Potter has inspired some of our most successful products and we are thrilled to continue creating imaginative play opportunities for fans everywhere,”said Jill Wilfert, vice president, global licensing for LEGO Group. “The magical stories brought to life in the films give us the potential for an incredible array of offerings, the best of which are represented in our upcoming lines.”
The new LEGO sets will include the Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Hut, Hogwarts Express and Quidditch Match, as well as Bellatrix Lestrange and Luna Lovegood figures. The sets will be available in October, and a LEGO board game titled “Hogwarts” will be available in August.
Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released in November.
By Andy on 4 February 2010 at 10:32 GMT
Warner Bros. today announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released in 3D. Jeff Robinov of Warner Bros. said, “We’re excited about 3D and look forward to bringing a rich, involving visual experience to audiences around the world.”
Deathly Hallows will be released in November.
By Andy on 23 January 2010 at 11:54 GMT
Composer Alexandre Desplat will score Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. While reports surfaced last year that composer John Williams would score the final two films, Desplat’s involvement in the franchise is now confirmed. It is unknown whether Williams, Desplat or another composer will score Deathly Hallows: Part II.
Recently, Desplat wrote the scores for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released in November.
By Andy on 21 December 2009 at 05:15 GMT
In the early hours of 22 December 2003 a little known fan site appeared online. It looked something like this. From the idea that “it would be cool to make a website“, HPFZ was born. Since that day we’ve been covering book launches, movie releases, nonsensical rumours and everything in between. It’s been a blast.
Now entering our seventh year (see what we did there), there’s much to come. There’s plenty left in the Potter franchise, including a theme park, two movies and a potential encyclopedia. Site wise, there is also plenty on the horizon. Stay tuned!
Finally, a big thank you to all the folks who’ve helped out with the site these past six years. Kudos to you all.
By Andy on 4 December 2009 at 11:46 GMT
Warner Bros. has released the second image from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check it out below:
Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released on 19 November 2010.
By Andy on 2 December 2009 at 12:39 GMT
Warner Bros. has sent over the first promotional still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. The picture shows Harry, Ron, and Hermione walking through London. Check it out below:
Deathly Hallows: Part I will be released on 19 November 2010.
By Andy on 2 November 2009 at 17:48 GMT
Actor Daniel Radcliffe will be featured in one of the ten covers that Empire Magazine will print this December. Next month Empire is hosting “The ‘Icons Of The Decade’ Covers” which includes the ten most significant actors from the big screen. The issue is said to contain a feature article called “Ten years of Daniel Radcliffe” by Olly Richards which is set to feature Daniel’s role as Harry Potter. Nothing is known if his other roles will also be included in the article.
The Ten cover project will also contain actors like Heith Ledger’s Joker, Viggo Mortensen as Aragon, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. You can check out who else made the list by clicking here.
By Andy on 21 October 2009 at 11:47 GMT
Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates will participate in a live screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on December 12. Fans who purchase the Blu-ray edition of Half-Blood Prince will be able to participate in the “Live Community Screening” at 12:00 PM PST (3:00 PM EST) on December 12.
Fans will be able to, “watch the movie together with Daniel Radcliffe and director David Yates and hear an interactive Q&A where fans can ask questions about the blockbuster film directly to Daniel and David, directly from their home”.
David Yates says of the event:
“It’s a tremendous honor to be invited to host the first worldwide Live Community Screening and to have the opportunity to talk directly to fans across the globe. I’m looking forward to engaging with the thoughts and opinions of the fans who have supported us so loyally and passionately over the years – without them the films wouldn’t be the success they are.”
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 8.
By Andy on 22 September 2009 at 16:28 GMT
Tom Felton, Draco Malfoy, is celebrating his 22nd birthday today. Here at Harry Potter Fan Zone, we’d like to wish him a very Happy Birthday!
By Andy on 22 September 2009 at 16:20 GMT
Actor Brendan Gleeson, who portrayed Mad-Eye Moody, said during a press conference that he finally finished his filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. He’s quoted saying “I waved goodbye to him a week and a half ago. It was great fun, playing Mad-Eye was a hoot”.
This all happened on Sunday night when Mr. Gleeson won an Emmy for his role in Winston Churchill in HBO’s miniseries Into the Storm. Congratulations Mr. Gleeson!
By Andy on 15 September 2009 at 15:06 GMT
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park will open in spring of 2010. The announcement was made by Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the films). We’ll have more news soon, but for now, some goss:
- A roller coaster built around the first task of the Triwizard Tournament (thrill ride)
- A “family ride” built around Care of Magical Creatures and Buckbeak’s flight
- A revolutionary ride in the Hogwarts castle called “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”
- Enter the park via Hogsmeade and visit a number of shops
- Butterbeer and pumpkin juice will be sold
- A new line of ‘Potter’ merchandise will be sold
- An eleven-minute featurette with more information will be available on the ‘Half-Blood Prince’ DVD
By Andy on 24 August 2009 at 08:14 GMT
A very happy birthday today to Rupert Grint, who turns 21 today and plays a phenomenal role as Ron Weasley in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. Best wishes to him!