The new Harry Potter movie hasn’t even been released yet and we are already getting amped up for the last two. Not the very last movie, but one movie that is going to be divided into two parts. Which leads us to the question… Why is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows being divided into two movies? The somewhat obvious answer to this question is that Warner Bro. Studios will be able to squeeze one more movie out of the popular franchise before it ends. Fair enough. Another obvious point, the book is pretty long, and the last book of the series should be done well. We can’t be exactly sure why the movie is being split into two, as it is probably some combination of the two, but the producer David Heyman and Daniel Radcliffe discusses the process a little more in depth.
Heyman states about the ending…
“We’ve played around with a couple of places… and ultimately settled on a place that we think is very exciting, and I think quite bold, in that it’s not necessarily where one might expect. You want to give a sense of completion, on one hand, but a sense that there’s another piece, more to come. We tried one and then Steve (Kloves, screenwriter) came up with the idea to try it another way and when we tried that, it felt just right.”
Daniel Radcliffe goes on to say the first part ends “at a very tense cliffhanger”. Well, hopefully that is the case; otherwise, there wouldn’t be much excitement to see the last installation.
[Possible spoilers ahead]
The interview with David Heyman and Daniel Radcliffe also included some clues to how the second part will be. For those who have read the book, this is not really new information. The second part of the movie takes place twenty years later. Heyman has been toying with the idea of using the same technology used in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to age the characters. However, Daniel Radcliffe is a little apprehensive about the idea. He states:
“I am nervous about that because if it’s good I’ll be really, really pleased; if it’s not good and that’s what people are left with, that would be awful. If it’s a choice between having me, Rupert [Grint] and Emma [Watson] looking a bit stupid and it being slightly comical or having other actors play us, I would go for other actors every time. So, we’ll see.”
To be completely honest, I’m on the same page as Daniel Radcliffe. I kind of hope they don’t use the CGI to age the characters. One of my biggest problems with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was the special effects. It was a little bit too much; it was a little too creepy.
What do you think of this? Are you excited to see the last Harry Potter film?
Source: Screen Rant