16 July 2009 at 14:18 GMT
Scheduling dilemmas pending, composer John Williams will score the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films, according to a new interview with Harry Potter producer David Heyman. At a recent press event Heyman noted that Warner Bros. were in talks with Williams, and that the barring any scheduling conflicts, the composer would return to the franchise.
Maestro composer John Williams scored the first three ‘Potter’ films, while Patrick Doyle scored the fourth, and Nicholas Hooper the fifth and sixth. Reports have also surfaced that Nicholas Hooper has chosen to leave the franchise, and wishes for Williams to return.
Williams is slated to score Steven Spielberg’s 2011 films, Tintin (currently in post-production) and Lincoln. Please note that at this stage, nothing is confirmed. We will endeavour to update you with any new information.
16 July 2009 at 12:09 GMT
A quick reminder for those of you in the US: ABC will be airing James Runcie’s documentary “J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life” tonight, July 16, at 8:00 pm EST. Here’s how Runcie describes his documentary:
It’s an intimate, personal encounter, in which J.K. Rowling talks simply and honestly about her life and her writing. It was not made as a glitzy publicity film because I wasn’t very interested in making something anyone else could have done. Instead, the aim was to make something more quietly revealing, to discover what Rowling really thought, and to discuss some of the central themes of her work; childhood hopes and fears, loyalty and betrayal, chance and fate.
16 July 2009 at 11:45 GMT
Yesterday, BBC Radio 1’s Edith Bowman hosted her show live from Dumbledore’s Office on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as part of their “Harry Potter Day.” Here’s what’s available:
- Videos (3): The hosts (Bowman and James King) step inside Dumbledore’s Office for the first time; Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) gives a tour of the set and talks about working with Rupert Grint, Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson; and King explores the Harry Potter prop store.
- Photos (18): See photos of the hosts exploring the set and getting their own makeup done. Also see photos of them with stars Cave, Grint, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).
- Audio (180 minutes): Bowman and King get a “sneak preview and all the backstage gossip from the stars” during this three-hour show from the set of Dumbledore’s Office.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I hits theaters on November 19, 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, hits theaters on July 15, 2011.
15 July 2009 at 09:01 GMT
Potter fans rejoice! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters today, July 15. So, whether you attended one of the more than 3,000 midnight showings, or plan on seeing the film at a later date (in theaters, on DVD, or even on TV), we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
As the hours tick by, we will update you with additional film reviews and box office revenue figures. A hint of what’s to come: “According to executives who have seen the survey data for ‘Potter,’ however, it has a good shot at beating the all-time domestic record for Wednesday ticket sales of $62 million set last month by ‘Revenge of the Fallen.'”
12 July 2009 at 21:58 GMT
Recently, three new behind-the-scenes looks at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince specials aired on ITV1 and Sky News in the UK, and Channel Nine in Australia. Check them out below:
11 July 2009 at 04:35 GMT
Harry Potter Fan Zone staffer Hannah was on the scene earlier this evening when Tom Felton was in New Jersey for a poster signing at Hot Topic, which was followed by a quick Q&A session outside of Urban Outfitters. You can see some pictures of both events below thanks to Hannah.
10 July 2009 at 06:00 GMT
Some fantastic video interviews from the red carpet of the NYC premiere have surfaced:
10 July 2009 at 05:24 GMT
Daniel Radcliffe appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman this evening, and you can now see a video of his appearance over at YouTube or below thanks to HarryPotterTrio.com. Remember that you can see pictures of Dan arriving at the studio to tape his segment by clicking here.
10 July 2009 at 02:59 GMT
Earlier we brought you standard-resolution pictures from the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. High-resolution pictures are now starting to surface over at HarryPotterTrio:
10 July 2009 at 02:19 GMT
Even though the premieres have come and gone, there are still plenty of apperances coming up by Harry Potter cast and crew to promote the sixth film, out July 15. Here’s what’s coming up:
Friday, July 10
Daniel Radcliffe on Live with Regis and Kelly; 10 AM EST, ABC
Daniel Radcliffe on the Today Show; 7 AM EST, NBC
Rupert Grint on the Today Show; 7 AM EST, NBC
Tom Felton at NJ Hot Topic; 7:00 PM EST; More info
Monday, July 13
Emma Watson on Live with Regis and Kelly; 10 AM EST, ABC
David Heyman at CA Apple Store; 7 PM PST; More info