It looks like the last Harry Potter film in the series, the big screen version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is going to be split up and released in two separate parts.
Reports are suggesting that crew members on the current film being made, The Half-Blood Prince, have been informed of the decision at the highest level to make two films out of the final book, which came out last year to an unbelievable amount of hype.
A source (via Digital Spy) said:
“There’s so much to fit that the view is the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle when Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, takes on Voldemort that needs to be done really well.”
The book that the film, or films would be based on weighs in at 784 pages, and is almost double what some of the earlier books, which made 90 minute films, were.
There’s no doubt that as good as the last two films have been, they would have been even better without the shortcuts made to shorten the plot in to a reasonable length for cinema going audiences.
Author JK Rowling has also agreed with the splitting of the book, writing on her website:
“It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long.”
Meanwhile, further to earlier reports that Guillermo Del Toro was interested in directing the last film, or films if the latest plan comes to fruition, the studio are said to be after an even bigger fish.
They are said to be keen, and quite hopeful of tempting Steven Spielberg in to taking on the role, and making the last Harry Potter film ever the best it could possibly be.