Jamie Campbell Bower, the young British actor currently playing Volturi member Caius in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, has been confirmed to star in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He's set to play dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, childhood best friend to Albus Dumbledore, in the final installments of the franchise.
The Deathly Hallows movies are due for release in 2010 and 2011, with the former currently shooting in Wales, England. Bower isn't the only Twilight actor to star in both rival movies. He now joins fellow Brit Robert Pattinson, who was seen in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Here's hoping vampire and wizard fans will play nice with each other -- we'd hate for a franchise war to break out. Posted 05.15.09 by reelz
Although fans still have to wait until July 15 for the long-delayed release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, filming for the two-part follow-up is already in full swing. Pictures and video from the London filming of Deathly Hallows -- including an action shot of Hermione (Emma Watson) and her magical handbag -- are starting to make their way on line.
The decision on how to divide the movie has been made, as well. The split will come, Daniel Radcliffe tells Empire, "at a very tense cliffhanger." Where, exactly, he doesn't say. But producer David Heyman clearly wants to keep fans guessing, adding that it is not the first place the filmmakers considered but "a place that we think is very exciting, and I think quite bold, in that it's not necessarily where one might expect." Posted 04.21.09 by reelz
Looks like the release date change for The Avengers isn't because Marvel was worried about The Avengers going up against Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in the summer of 2011. AintitCoolNews reports that a Marvel source has told them that the reason for the delay was not only financial (Marvel will have to pay "significant" money to Mickey Rourke for Iron Man 2 and Samuel L. Jackson for nine Marvel movies), but also because it gives Jon Favreau the best chance to direct The Avengers. The source claims that Favreau would not have had time to direct The Avengers after finishing the "accelerated schedule" of Iron Man 2 unless The Avengers had been delayed for another year, and Marvel wants to give Favreau the best chance to be available.
AICN's source wasn't done with The Avengers news. The source also confirms that Alexander Skarsgård is Kenneth Branagh's choice to play Thor, and that Josh Hartnett will likely play Thor's adversary Loki. Stellan Skarsgård is a strong possibility to play Odin, Thor's father.
Fox is indeed rebooting the Fantastic Four franchise, the source confirms, as well as Daredevil, because if Fox doesn't make a new movie based on those properties every few years, the rights revert back to Marvel. Posted 03.13.09 by Ryan
Sure, it's over 2 years away, but the movie slate for summer 2011 is already getting crowded. That's all assuming some members of the populace will still be able afford to go to movies and America isn't occupied by China as a means of repaying our debt by then.
About half a dozen films have already set their 2011 release dates, and wouldn't you know it, both the final Harry Potter flick and the Iron Man flick, The Avengers, are set to open July 15, 2011. Warner Bros. confirmed that date for Harry Potter yesterday. Jeff Bock, an Exhibitor Relations box-office analyst, says, "Warner Bros. didn't blink when they saw [The Avengers'] release date and title, and it's up to Paramount to make the next move." Ooh, sounds like Harry is something of the release date bully on the playground, but 2011 is still a long, long way away. Posted 02.26.09 by reelz
ERCBoxOffice reports that Warner Bros. has announced official release dates for several movies, including the DC Comic adaptation of Green Lantern, which just recently nabbed director Martin Campbell, and will arrive December 17, 2010, months after First Avenger: Captain America and Thor have hit theaters. So instead of competing with Marvel's comic book movies of the summer, Green Lantern will attempt to capitalize on the success or failures of Marvel's Avengers movies.
Not that Warner Bros. isn't trying to compete with Marvel's Avengers movies, just not with Green Lantern. Instead, Christopher Nolan's Inception will go head-to-head with Thor on July 16, 2010, with Josh Brolin as DC's gun-for-hire Jonah Hex following less than a month later on August 6. The Avengers will also get some competition from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II when they both open on July 15, 2011.
With Green Lantern set as Warner's December blockbuster or 2010, Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes is set for this year, bumped to December 25 rather than the original release date of November 13.
Other notable movies include The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans which will fight for box office dominance on March 26, 2010, while Zack Snyder's Watchmen follow-up, Sucker Punch, an action movie with an "all-girl" cast that Snyder describes as "crazier than anything" he's ever done, opens with a "definite" R rating on October 8, 2010. Posted 02.25.09 by Ryan
Warner Bros. has confirmed that the film adaptation of final book in the Harry Potter series will indeed be broken out into two installments for the big screen. As we reported earlier, rumors to the effect have been swarming for months.
The first installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, will come out for the 2010 holidays and Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows: Part 2 will come to theaters in May 2011.
Says Potter producer David Heyman: "The Deathly Hallows is so rich, the story so dense and there is so much that is resolved that after discussing it with [J.K. Rowling], we came to the conclusion that two parts were needed to do it justice."
Both installments will be directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) and adapted by Steve Kloves, who has done several of the previous Potter adaptations. Posted 03.13.08 by reelz