David Yates, Steve Kloves on ‘Half-Blood Prince’
2 May 2009 at 02:38 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves recently gave an interview in which they discuss the challenges they face when making a new Potter film. The full interview can be found here.
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New ‘Half-Blood Prince’ character posters
2 May 2009 at 02:36 GMT
Warner Bros. has released four new character posters
from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
. The posters show shots of Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Draco, Hermione, Slughorn, Ron, and Greyback.
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John Hurt to return as Ollivander in ‘Deathly Hallows’
2 May 2009 at 02:29 GMT
In a recent interview at the Tribeca Film Festival, John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) confirmed that he will be reprising his role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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Trio talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’
2 May 2009 at 02:25 GMT
Over the past week, Wizard Universe conducted interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films). In the interviews, all three comment on the making of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game soundtrack now online
29 April 2009 at 02:20 GMT
The soundtrack for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
video game is now available
for purchase on Amazon. The soundtrack includes 29 songs, all of which can be previewed on the site. The game is set to be released on June 30, 2009.
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Shell Cottage currently under construction
29 April 2009 at 02:10 GMT
The home of Bill and Fleur Weasley, also known as Shell Cottage, is currently under construction at Freshwater West Beach. The Western Telegraph reports that scenes at the cottage for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are set to be filmed between May 11 and May 15. Additionally, the article included two pictures of the construction:
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‘J.K Rowling: A Year in the Life’ to air on July 16 in the US
29 April 2009 at 02:03 GMT
ABC TV has announced
that it will air the 2007 documentary on the life of J.K Rowling, which was originally televised in the United Kingdom. United States viewers will now be able to catch it on July 16.
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‘Harry Potter’ actors attend 2009 TV BAFTAs
26 April 2009 at 01:59 GMT
Several Harry Potter
actors attended the 2009 BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards. Among the attendees
were David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr), Paul Whitehouse (Sir Cadogan), Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), Dawn French (the “Fat Lady”), Lenny Harry (the “Shrunken Head” aboard the Knight Bus
) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy).
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Photos of ‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ in Chicago
25 April 2009 at 04:50 GMT
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has put up a few photos of its Harry Potter exhibition. A couple more could be seen in the official exhibition guide.
Side note: What’s very interesting is that this exhibition will be so hands-on. Fans will have the chance to pull out and re-pot mandrakes, as demonstrated below in an actual photo from the exhibition:
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Want to attend London’s premiere of ‘Half-Blood Prince’?
25 April 2009 at 03:45 GMT
Warner Bros. has announced a sweepstakes where one lucky fan will win tickets for 2 to see London’s star-studded world premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on July 7th. Daily prizes will be given out, including everything from Harry Potter soundtracks and video-games to Hogwarts shoe charms to tickets to see the Harry Potter exhibition in Chicago. This sweepstakes starts next week – we’ll announce when it’s up!
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