Saturday, March 15, 2008

Warner Bros. Plans Two-Part Film Adaptation of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Pictures announced that the screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released in two parts. The announcement was made by Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Robinov also announced that director David Yates, who earlier helmed the 2007 summer blockbuster Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and is currently in production on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, will direct Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This marks the first time any one director will helm more than two releases in the Harry Potter film franchise.

In addition, David Heyman, who first brought the project toWarner Bros. in 1997, will be completing the film franchise as theproducer of all of the Harry Potter films. David Barron will also continue as producer. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be adapted by screenwriter Steve Kloves.

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