Two films for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The announcement has arrived that the latest and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will not be made into a film.
In fact it will be made into two films, and both the writers and directors have been chosen. The first part is scheduled for November 2010 with the second racing in for May 2011.
The official announcement is yet to come, but this is something that perhaps this should have happened for a number of the Harry Potter novels as several of them have been criticised by fans as cutting too much from the books in order to fit them into a single film.
Still, this decision for the final novel is a good one and fans are commenting about it across the internet in a very positive way. It also seems that's the reason behind the decision, not money, but creativity, according to the producer of the series David Heyman:
“I swear to you it was born out of purely creative reasons...unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book.”
“I think it's the only way you can do it without cutting out a huge portion of the book.”
Let's not ignore the fact that they are going to get a bundle of profits from two films, that is for sure, everyone concerned is going to get a double pay check for this. However it also means that the fans can get something much closer to the final novel in film, even then I wonder if four to five hours will be enough?
There's still the question of just who will lead the final Harry Potter films forward, and the story reveals that too. Steve Kloves, who has written five out of the six novels, is set to adapt Harry Potter and the The Deathly Hallows into two films, and surprisingly the director is also going to stay the same with David Yates having been chosen as the man in charge.
It seems they really have found the right director for the job, although I have to say that I would have preferred it if they kept changing the director each film making it darker and darker. However you have to be true to the fans, I understand that, and having found someone that has been able to capture the characters on screen to the liking of all concerned, why change?