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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE: -July 15, 2009

Helena Bonham Back as Bellatrix for 'Potter 6'

Half Blood gets Lestrange

Helena Bonham Carter is the first person to be confirmed outside of the Harry Potter trio to be back for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film adaptation of the Harry Potter stories.

Bonham Carter will reprise the role of Bellatrix Lestrange after the character debuted in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Filming on the sixth film is scheduled to begin in two months as Half-Blood Prince makes its journey toward its November 21, 2008 release date.

The sixth book is easily the least interesting of the series as not a lot happens. I truly expect it to be the shortest of the bunch as we lead up to Deathly Hallows, which should be one hell of a ride


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The sixth is the least interesting?! Apparently somebody didn't read Chamber of Secrets or Order of the Phoenix.
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Yeah, I thought HBP was fantastic. And as for it being made into the shortest movie, that would be a HUGE mistake. They need to get as much into this one as possible so the final movie doesn't have to be 4 hours long.
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Originally Posted by Duder
Yeah, I thought HBP was fantastic. And as for it being made into the shortest movie, that would be a HUGE mistake. They need to get as much into this one as possible so the final movie doesn't have to be 4 hours long.
It would be hard for this to be the shortest movie. They have four plots that they really are forced to incorporate into the story (and since they're casting Lavender Brown...that's a fifth plot...and since both Natalia Tena and David Thewlis have supposedly committed that's a potential sixth plot). I don't see any way this film ends up shorter than OOTP.
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Even after reading Hallows, Prince is still my favorite Potter book so I have to disagree about it being the least interesting.

John Williams is also coming back to score so that's already a plus for me.
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wonder if it will be IMAX'ed 3D-ified
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Prince is my favorite book in the series as well...looking forward to this one. Alan Rickman should finally get some screen time!
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Sweet, I can't wait to see the cave scene compressed to 45 seconds!
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I'm glad it has a Fall release. Harry Potter movies in the Summer don't seem right to me for some reason.
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I'm glad it has a Fall release. Harry Potter movies in the Summer don't seem right to me for some reason.
Kids out of school during summer= more money at the box office.
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HBP was a great addition to the series.
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Originally Posted by mhg83
Kids out of school during summer= more money at the box office.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $317,575,550
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $290,013,036
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $287,061,120
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB $261,988,482
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB $249,541,069

Order of the Phoenix and Prisoner of Azkaban were the only two that were released in the summer. Not sure how that = more money at the box office.

The higher take for OotP is most likely due to the hype from the 7th book and the larger than usual hikes in ticket prices in the last few years.
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Even after reading Hallows, Prince is still my favorite Potter book so I have to disagree about it being the least interesting.

John Williams is also coming back to score so that's already a plus for me.
Actually, I don't think Williams is coming back until the seventh one. I wish he was coming back for the next one, though. While I liked the score for Goblet of Fire that Doyle did, I really didn't care too much for the most recent score.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
The sixth is the least interesting?! Apparently somebody didn't read Chamber of Secrets or Order of the Phoenix.

Well, the more action that happens in the books the shorter the films seem to get. So I expect this one to be at least five hours long.
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Recently reread HBP and the first 2 chapters are easily dropped. The 1st is just extra info and the leaving out the 2nd makes the later event more shocking.
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Originally Posted by Mittman
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WB $317,575,550
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $290,013,036
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix WB $287,061,120
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets WB $261,988,482
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban WB $249,541,069

Order of the Phoenix and Prisoner of Azkaban were the only two that were released in the summer. Not sure how that = more money at the box office.

The higher take for OotP is most likely due to the hype from the 7th book and the larger than usual hikes in ticket prices in the last few years.
ticket prices have been out of control. They say that Gone With The Wind is still considered the highest grossing film of all time If you add in the current cost of a ticket.
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Hell would have to freeze over before I even consider watching this. Unless they get a new Dumbledore that wouldn't trash this movie I suppose I could put up with watching a movie that is in fast forward. Damn I could careless if Ian played Gandalf, X-men or whatever another fantasy role folks says clash with this, he would surely do the part justice.
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Originally Posted by mhg83
Kids out of school during summer= more money at the box office.
That has nothing to do with what I meant. I'm not even sure where you got that from.

What I meant was the movie is set in England, which traditionally has gloomy weather. There's often key scenes set at Winter and around Christmas, which always looks beautiful in these movies. I just like going in and out of the theater when its often like that outside, as opposed to 100 degress and 90% humidity like this year.
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Originally Posted by CharlieK
That has nothing to do with what I meant. I'm not even sure where you got that from.

What I meant was the movie is set in England, which traditionally has gloomy weather. There's often key scenes set at Winter and around Christmas, which always looks beautiful in these movies. I just like going in and out of the theater when its often like that outside, as opposed to 100 degress and 90% humidity like this year.
sorry for the misunderstanding CharlieK.
It does seem like christmas is a big holiday celebrated in a lot of harry potter movies.
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Originally Posted by resinrats
Recently reread HBP and the first 2 chapters are easily dropped. The 1st is just extra info and the leaving out the 2nd makes the later event more shocking.
Well, Helena Bonham Carter has confirmed for HBP, and she's only in the second chapter of the book so I imagine Spinner's End will be in the movie at least in some form (though I bet they have her show up at the end of the movie as well.)
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No worries, muggle.
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Lestrange will end up in the cold opening at Spinner's End, like in the book, and she'll show up prominently during the infiltration of Hogwarts in the place of some no-name Death Eaters, count on it.

I re-read this before DH came out and I still couldn't imagine a very interesting movie. I wish they'd film 6 & 7 back-to-back so we won't have to wait until Summer/Fall of 2010 to see it finish up.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Lestrange will end up in the cold opening at Spinner's End, like in the book, and she'll show up prominently during the infiltration of Hogwarts in the place of some no-name Death Eaters, count on it.

I re-read this before DH came out and I still couldn't imagine a very interesting movie. I wish they'd film 6 & 7 back-to-back so we won't have to wait until Summer/Fall of 2010 to see it finish up.
Well, HBP will be the first HP film where the main plot doesn't really have any real resolution at the end so they are kind of one big movie.

I'm still hoping that Cuaron comes back for DH though.
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Ill watch it, ill hate it, ill finally get over it. These books needed to be put into more competent hands and given a longer length. Not even worth watching really has they have left out so much at this point they are going to have a hard time explaining things to non readers
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It looks like Jim Broadbent will be playing Slughorn. Wasn't who I immediately thought of (I thought Bob Hoskins when I read it), but it should be a good choice.

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