New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Features in SciFi, SFX Magazine


May 29, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The media barrage heralding the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues today as there are two more features now online featuring the sixth Harry Potter film. Seen here courtesy of our Order Partner, SFX has a long and rather light look at the film, focusing on the old David Yates quote about the film “It’s all Sex, Potions, and Rock n Roll” and subsequent related themes. There was however, one piece of interesting material from producer David Heyman, who said he was looking ahead to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, notably “the multiple Harries at the beginning, the escape from Malfoy Mansion, the funeral for Dobby-that was really moving. And the whole final scene, where all the people from Harry’s past who are dead come to walk with Harry as he goes to face Voldemort. It’s just so mystic, but not for the sake of being mystic.” Mr. Heyman also weighed in on possible future Harry Potter stories from author J.K. Rowling, saying carefully “I don’t think that Jo will do another story on Harry, Ron and Hermione at Hogwarts,” Heyman replies with [fellow producer David] Barron adding “She’s spent 17 years perfecting the structure for this particular story, so it’s hard to imagine that she’d find another way into it.” “She said to me, when it was over, it was like the worst breakup ever,” Heyman continues, “but now she’s so happy. I’ve never seen her so spirited or full of life.”

The second series of scans are from the new issue of SciFi Magazine and contain a much more substantive Half-Blood Prince set visit report, with new quotes from the costume designer and the prop master. You can see all of these scans via this link.

Thanks so much Lauren!

33 Responses to New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Features in SciFi, SFX Magazine

Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: ooo first to post yaya. it's great that we are getting all these hbp tidbits. less than 50 days to go ayayaAvatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Ah...didn't think Jo would ever do one of the trio at Hogwart's, but still hoping she writes the Scotland book and other stuff - although she has definitely paid her dues, it would be a shame if she never tried something else in the world she created....I can dream and hope!Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: i really want them to keep the actor/actress they have for james and lily. they've been with the series since the first movie, and have done wonderfully. its not likely that they get replaced, but it wb. :].Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: awesome indeedAvatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: WOW! awesome!Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: WOW! awesome!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool.Avatar Imageiconshero says: Awesome Possum! Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: Well, thank God! :D Now I know the story behind the picture of Minerva walking behind Harry in Dumbeldore's office :)Avatar ImageDolemite says: Nice pictsAvatar ImageCzechmetz says: I'm rather shocked that they revealed the death of Dumbledore in HBP, as they've tried to keep it so under wraps. And they let slip that Draco was ordered by Voldy to kill Dumbledore. Woah! Also, I don't agree that the relationship between Dumbledore and Harry is so much father-son as it is puppeteer-puppet. Otherwise, it was an excellent article. HBP won't come quickly enough! Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: So much HP info.. i just love it! Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: I am so excited!! Under the 50 day mark! SQUEE!!Avatar Imageellamia says: wow sfx article is awesome!Avatar Imagecghambright says: So cool!!! I'm so excited that they kept in the kiss with Hermione and's implied in the book, but we dont get to see it. I'm also really RELIEVED that they caught the whole Elder wand thing...that whole plotline is a vital part of DH. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: So much going on... Every day something new....Avatar ImageHarryLoony says: I read in those scans that they wanted to make Harry take the Elder Wand as a keepsake! :O I hope they changed that bit because if they didn't, it's bye bye DH! :S I am worried (please be good HBP!)Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: HarryLoony, it says right in the article they did some "jiggling" to fix things so they are congruent with the books. I wouldn't be worried. Meantime, all these articles and interviews have me at a fever pitch of excitement waiting for the movie. Come on, July 15!!!Avatar Imagezoltan42 says: While I would think more stories of the trio again at Hogwarts would be a little too "been there, done that" I would hope the Scottish book would be more than an encyclopedia, basically a dry, point-by-point listing of what happened. My wish would be that at least part of it would take the form of short stories. For example, an encyclopedia entry telling us what happened to George would not have the same impact of a short story that delved into his thoughts of going on without Fred. Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: I love reading all these interviews and seeing pictures!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: i totally agree with zoltan42, so great having new stuff almost everyday.Avatar ImageT-Vey says: I'm interested to see what they've done to change the fact of Harry keeping Dumbledore's wand. Will that pic we saw of Harry holding the wand in Dumbledore's office make it into the movie? I also want to know what was originally written in the script... I mean, that would completely change the story of DH if Harry had possession of the Elder Wand when Voldemort was hunting it down!!! :) Good thing book 7 came out in time to fix that! (although I'm sure Jo would straighten that up right away) Awww. I never noticed before, but in the picture of Narcissa (the same one we saw in the trailer) she is all teary-eyed. Her face completely reflects her distress... Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Exciting! I like the one picture in SFX of Fred and George in WWW!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Great interviews =] It's making me exciteddddd.Avatar Imageavrenim says: haha, "sex, potions, and rock n' roll". i like that!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I'm loving all the news and potos coming out! Love the scans!Avatar Imagecghambright says: So cool!!! I'm so excited that they kept in the kiss with Hermione and's implied in the book, but we dont get to see it. I'm also really RELIEVED that they caught the whole Elder wand thing...that whole plotline is a vital part of DH. Avatar ImageCatherine says: awesome! i like how Heyman comented Jo! Go Jo!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: OMG I cannot wait! Awesome!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: only 47 more days!!Avatar ImageKC Nox says: only 47 more days!!Avatar ImageR-for-H says: So cool!! xD xAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Sounds like a very detailed article! I will have to set aside time later to read it.

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