Hang on, things are moving quickly now.
Now that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has moved its opening to July 2009, its original opening date of November 21st, 2008, has been snatched up by Twilight.
In The Hollywood Reporter, Rob Friedman of Summit Entertainment said:
“When Warner Bros. decided to move ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ to the summer of 2009, we saw a unique opportunity to slot in our film which has been gaining tremendous awareness and momentum over the past several months…We by no means are trying to fill the shoes of the incredible Potter franchise for 2008, rather we are just looking to bring the fans of Stephenie Meyer’s incredible book series the film as soon possible from a programming perspective.”
So Twilighters, now you know what you’ll be doing on your Thanksgiving vacation.