A couple of weeks ago the script for the final film in the Harry Potter franchise The Deathly Hallows was found unattended at a local English pub. The details of the movie’s story were kept under wraps but a source claimed that several drastic changes were made that aren’t featured in the book. One of the film’s co-stars Matthew Lewis who plays Neville Longbottom in the series recently gave an interview to SnitchSeeker and revealed that not only will the film be true to the book but it will also feature tons of blood and gore.
According to Lewis, The Deathly Hallows will be the darkest installment in the Potter series because Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves weren’t afraid to tackle the more adult themes that are present in the book.
“It’s like something from the Lord of the Rings. And David [Yates, director] as well as Steve Kloves [screenwriter] haven’t shied away from the more severe stuff in it that was in the book. It’s bloody and it’s gory and it’s very real. But it’s been cool and it’s not like anything I’ve had to do before.”
He also went on to talk about how the finale is pretty hard-core and not for the faint at heart. In other words, there will be blood and it might come from one of your favorite characters. Be prepared.
“It’s something that we’ve not tried before. We’re trying to keep as much stuff as they can from the book in the film. We want to hit all the points and no one’s making it into a good film everyone enjoys – we’re going to stick to the book and we’re gonna say, ‘Look, some of it is quite harrowing, some of its quite serious. People do die and you’re just gonna have to …’ It’s not sugar-coated. It’s right there, it’s quite raw and all the performances have had to step up.”
Lewis kept stressing that they used as much material from the book as they could, which contradicts what we heard from the fan who saw a copy of the lost script. Who do we believe?
Do you think The Deathly Hallows will have more or less material from the book? Do you think it will be better than The Half-Blood Prince? How dark do you think they’ll go?