Above is a photo of Frank Dillane as the teenage Tom Riddle in the upcoming Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince film (I’m still bitter it wasn’t released over Thanksgiving. It goes so well with stuffing). The producer of the Harry Potter film series David Heyman spoke with USA today about what we could all expect in the sixth film. He said that although there will plenty of special effects to enjoy, this film more than any others, will focus on the characters relationships with one another.
Plus, all the youngin’s suddenly have a new goal and it has nothing to do with Quidditch. They will be introducing love interests to all of the characters. As long as it doesn’t get too Twilight-y I’m sure it will rock.
“It’s different than the other films,” producer David Heyman told the newspaper. “It’s not the non-stop action that some of the others are, although there is some action. It’s more of an emotional film. We follow multiple stories: Harry’s relationship with Ginny Weasley, Ron’s relationship with Lavender Brown… There also is Hermione’s discomfort with Ron’s relationship with Lavender. There’s Draco Malfoy’s story. And then there’s Harry’s relationship with (Hogwarts headmaster and professor) Dumbledore. We’re following these multiple stories that enrich the canvas.”
And Ron discovers his newfound Quidditch talents, after thinking he had taken a good-luck potion.
“Ron is scared witless for the game,” says Heyman. ” So, Harry pretends to slip him some felix felices, a liquid luck potion.All of a sudden he’s imbued with fresh confidence, and he’s remarkable in the Quidditch match. He’s performing miracles. With that comes incredible delight and maybe a little bit of cockiness.”
For those of you looking forward to the Potter marathon there will be plenty of never before seen footage for you to enjoy. “There were scenes that got cut in the interest of keeping the length down that were really fun and good,” says producer David Heyman. Now is your chance to them, plus exclusive clips from the Harry Potter.
The deleted scenes include extended segments with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his buddy Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and their respective flirtations, as well as a scene with Mad Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson) and Barty Crouch (Sam Hazeldine) following the underwater sequence of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone airs Friday (7:30 p.m. ET/PT) and Saturday (1:30 p.m. ET/PT). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets airs Saturday (5 p.m. ET/PT) and Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET/PT). Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban airs Saturday (9 p.m ET/PT) and Sunday (4:30 p.m. ET/PT). The extended version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will have its world television premiere Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET/PT).