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Harry Potter And The Need For Common Decency

If we really wanted to, we could’ve put a much more disturbing picture of Mr. Radcliffe, so be grateful for small gifts like this:

Anyway, off the back of news that Half Blood Prince has been delayed to July ’09, and the new rumour that the reasoning behind it is due to Radcliffe getting all nekkid and beastial for the Broadway release of Equus, which was due to bow around the same time as The Half Blood Prince‘s original November release, is something even more disturbing:

At first I thought I’d have pants (underwear) on for the scene, but apparently not. But I’ve sorta done that before on stage, so it’s all old hat now, really.

Daniel Radcliffe talking there. About what, you ask? Possible an Equus movie adaptation? No. That would be for a scene in the first of the two Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows movies. We knew it was getting dark, but now Harry’s getting nekkid? Dear God, won’t somebody please think of the children?!

Harry Potter And The Half Year Release Date Move

Because we forgot to add previously, here is the Potter 6 teaser trailer:

As with all the films, its getting darker, to the point that by the time Potter 7 swings round, you may not be able to see the Warner Brothers logo. Also, at the end of the trailer, the word “Novemeber” pops op. Well…..

“Like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers’ strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films—changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of.  We agreed the best strategy was to move Half-Blood Prince to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer.” From the pen of Mister Warner (or one of his PR people, at least).

The real reason, apparently, is because Warners also distributed a little movie called The Dark Knight this year, which made a butt load of money, so they don’t really need any more this year, and have moved it back to July 2009 cos it’ll have little to no competition. The only other film opening on the same day is Will Ferrell’s Land Of The Lost, which Paramount will probably move to a safer date now.

Young Voldemort played by chocolate bar!

New pictures from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are online today, courtesy of USA Today (here). They show Tom Riddle aka the young Voldemort, and Dumbledore in full fiery action mode.

The young he-who-must-not-be-named is played by (see if you can guess which famous fellow cast member he’s related to!) 10 year old Hero Fiennnes-Tiffin.

Let me say that again: Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.

Who. The. Fuck. Names their kid that?! He has not one, but TWO chocolate bars in his name! Voldemort is meant to inspire fear and dread – not make me peckish for a cup of tea and chocolate treat!

Although he does now become our new favourite “child actor with hilarious name”. The previous title holder was Mackintosh Muggleton, the kid from 28 Weeks Later. His always sounded like a makey-uppy Harry Potter name anyway, so now our new favourite is actually in a Harry Potter film – brilliant!

Picture: Dumbledore couldn’t quite remember if he turned off the gas before leaving Hogwarts.

The film’s trailer will be online later today. We’ll have it up later. But only if it’s better than the shit teaser trailer (here).

The Worst Teaser Trailer Of All Time Ever?

Yes. Absolutely.

First Images From “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince”

These are the first official images from the third last film adaptation based on the second last book in the HP series.

Was that confusing? Let us help you out. While The Half Blood Prince is the second last book in the series, they’ve decided to make two films out of the final book, The Deathly Hollows.

The film continues on with Potter now in 6th year of Hogwarts, and coming across a book belonging to The Half Blood Prince, who may or may not be who Harry thinks it is.

Its also “hormones time!”, as Harry starts to fall for his best friend’s sister, as well as his best friend being seduced by a crazed classmate, much at the hidden jealousy of another.

Thats not to mention Harry’s arch-nemisis Voldemort’s continuing rise to power, some very complex double dealing with Hogwarts, and one of its students becoming more and more reclusive for some very dark and difficult reasons.

Also, for anyone who’s read the book, and there must be one of two of you out there, then you know that this will be the film when everything kicks into high gear, lining up for the massive finale. On top of the already stellar cast, Jim Broadbent will be joining the ranks as Slughorn, and director of The Order Of The Phoenix David Yates is back to direct this one, and most likely the 7th and 8th installments aswell, depening on how well this one does, having beat back the likes of Guillermo Del Toro (who passed to direct Hellboy 2), Anand Tucker (And When Did You Last See Your Father?) and Michael Hoffman (One Fine Day).

Due out 21 November 2008, with not one of them grossing less then $750 million, expect this one to be the one that finally surpassed the $1 billion mark.

Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince Poster

Haven’t seen this anywhere else yet, so it may not be the real thing, or it may be some sort of Correct Opinion exclusive.:

Either way, it looks pretty neat.

Harry Potter And The First Bit Of The Deathly Hollows

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According to the L.A. Times:

After months of rumors, Warner Bros. and the producers of the massively successful movies will announce Thursday that they plan to split “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final “Potter” novel, into two blockbuster films — one to be released in November 2010 and the second in May 2011.

And according to Daniel Radcliffe:

I think it’s the only way you can do it, without cutting out a huge portion of the book. There have been compartmentalized subplots in the other books that have made them easier to cut — although those cuts were still to the horror of some fans — but the seventh book doesn’t really have any subplots. It’s one driving, pounding story from the word go.

On an unrelated note, here are some box office figures:

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone: $968,657,891

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: $866,300,000

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban: $789,458,727

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire: $892,194,397

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix: $937,000,866

It sure would be nice for Warner Brothers’ bank account if they could some how squeeze some more monetary milk from this particular cash cow. On a slightly more related note, David Yates, director of Order Of The Phoenix and the upcoming Half-Blood Prince, has finally been announced as the director of the final two-part money making machine saga.