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7th July 2009


There's a new interview online this evening with the actress who plays Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In this one particularly interesting quote, she discusses her first time reading the book:

DM: Do you remember how you felt when you read “The Half-Blood Prince”?

BW: I wasn’t fully expecting what happened. Ginny had grown up so much in the sixth book, and what happens between her and Harry? I just couldn’t have imagined that would happen. She started out so shy and young, and in this book she’s gotten so much more confident and noticed. She finds herself and it’s the first time you realize why she becomes the person who ends up with Harry.

13th February 2009

Waner Brothers has released new Half-Blood Prince high-res posters.
See them below:

Harry w/ wand
Dumbledore
Dumbledore in Harry's glasses

18th January 2009

Japanese Potter fansite Pottermania has posted photos from what appears to be a brand new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. BUT THERE IS NO VIDEO FOUND YET! In them, we see several new scenes: Harry and Slughorn enjoying a party, Harry and Dumbledore in the cave, Bellatrix attacking Hagrid's Hut, and Snape on the Astronomy tower with Harry.

What's more, Portkey.it is reporting that the last full trailer for Half-Blood Prince is expected to premiere in the US this Friday in front of Inkheart. Could this Japanese trailer be one we'll see?

Please note that this is just a rumor for now. I'll keep you updated!

21st December 2008

Most Order of the Phoenix pictures, about 99 of them, were never released. Most of them show only the trio, Harry Ron and Hermione.
They are all in high resolution.
You can see some of them in our gallery here.

19th December 2008

Mellisa Anelli, author of Harry, A History that was released on November 4th, will have a book signing and discussion in Boston on Sunday, December 21.
Here's the info:

Harry, A History discussion and signing
Harvard Coop
18 Palmer Street (
click here for map), Cambridge, MA
3 p.m., December 21
Free!

4th Annual Boston Yule Ball
Sunday, December 21, 2008
5 p.m.
Middle East Downstairs
480 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

Another update has appeared on the Harry, A History Website. See it here.

UniversHarryPotter.com has a scan from French Magazine Cinelive, which reveals a new photo of Harry and Ron peering around a corner within Hogwarts. According to the article, they're checking out something that Slughorn is up to.
View it here in our gallery.

A interview with Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the Potter films is online this evening which features the young actress answering fourteen questions from MovieFone.com.  Miss Watson, who is currently promoting her latest film, The Tale of Despereaux, spoke on a number of subjects during this interview involving her experience working on an animated film, her Harry Potter co-stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), life, and about the relationship between the characters of Harry and Hermione.  When asked if she was disappointed a different relationship never developed between the two characters, Miss Watson notes that she felt is was "always obvious" that Harry and Hermione shared a pure friendship, saying that:

"No. I mean, to me it was always obvious that their relationship was purely friends. It always felt to me that she was very mothering towards him. It just wouldn't be right. And I think that Ron and Hermione are so perfect for each other that I'm not disappointed. [Laughs] It's meant to be."

This interview also features talk of Goblet of Fire costar Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter 5), who she notes "must be over the moon" about the recent Twilight success, and Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, who all continue to keep in touch between the films.  Finally, discussion turns to The Tale of Despereaux and her experience making this film.  In regards to any surprises she experienced in making an animated film, she says:

"It's so rewarding to be a part of -- I mean, this may just apply to 'Despereaux,' I don't know -- but it's incredible to be a character that is being created from animation, and to be involved in that way, and then go sit down in a theater and see something that is almost a complete surprise to you, in the way that it looks and ... it was amazing going to see it. I was just so happy with it -- I'm proud of it. To do so little and to produce something so amazing is quite incredible. It's very liberating, in a way, not to be worrying about your appearance, and just focusing on the voice."

Check out the entire interview right here.

David Heyman, Harr Potter Producer, has given a new video interview where he comments on the two scripts of Deathly Hallows and breaking point for the upcoming film. Talking to Collider.com who let us know of their interview, which you can see here, David Heyman noted he had just been in London discussing the scripts for DH part one and part two with director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves. When asked about the breaking or ending point of movie one, Heyman said it will not neccessarily be an action-packed moment but "an emotional and very truthful" point that fans will be happy with. 

18th December 2008

Kinetic Impulse (a motion capture development company) put up some information about their involvement with the Potter Park.

ScreamScape reports that the company was involved in a new dark ride experience which included work from Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton. Although the page on Kinetic Impulse's site has since been taken down, you can still read the page thanks to this Google cache:

"Universal Studios and Warner Brothers are building the most technically advanced theme park ever seen. I would love to tell you more about it, but I can't. What I can do is tell you more about my software I used for them to bring this fantastic event to life."
David Heyman, producer of the Potter films, talked about Deathly Hallows filming to the Press Assocation at the premier of Yes Man
Heyman revealed work is about to begin in the new year on the seventh movie in the series.

"We finished the sixth film which'll be coming out next summer and we start filming the seventh which we'll be breaking into two parts for a 54 week shoot starting in February."

You can read the rest of the interview right here.

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