Director Aims for a New Tone to Match the First Image from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
12.01.09 by REELZ
In the first official photo from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we see Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) all very serious and determined — and apparently spoiling for a fight. It's exactly this sense that our heroes are headed into a whole new world of darkness that they're aiming for in the two-part finale to the Harry Potter series.
Talking to USA Today, director David Yates sets the tone:
It's going to feel very real. We're going for a verte approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they're like these three refugees on the run. They're out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don't have a home to go to. We're kind of pulling away from the magic a bit and bringing more reality to it.
Grint sounds a similar theme:
They're paranoid. It's quite a scary world because the Snatchers and Death Eaters are running around everywhere. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are just camping out in random places, living rough, in regular clothes.
It may be a rough ride for the wizards, but it sounds like some serious thrills are in store for the audience.