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Alexandre Desplat to score ‘Deathly Hallows: Part I’ Alexandre Desplat to score ‘Deathly Hallows: Part I’

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.

Happy birthday … Harry Potter Fan Zone! Happy birthday … Harry Potter Fan Zone!

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.

Second image from ‘Deathly Hallows’ Second image from ‘Deathly Hallows’

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.

First photo from ‘Deathly Hallows’ First photo from ‘Deathly Hallows’

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.

Daniel Radcliffe on the cover of Empire Daniel Radcliffe on the cover of Empire

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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.

Dan Radcliffe, David Yates to participate in HBP screening Dan Radcliffe, David Yates to participate in HBP screening

Half-Blood PrinceDaniel 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.

Harry Birthday Tom Harry Birthday Tom

tom-feltonTom 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!

Brendan Gleeson says goodbye to Mad-Eye Brendan Gleeson says goodbye to Mad-Eye

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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!

Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open in spring 2010, new info Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open in spring 2010, new info

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

Happy birthday, Rupert Grint! Happy birthday, Rupert Grint!

090716 rupertA 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!

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