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Deathly Hallows Filming Update: Sirius Black's Motorbike is Back!

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Posted by: sue
July 26, 2009, 08:40 AM

Check it out! The flying motorbike belonging to Sirius Black is back, as witnessed in new location photos for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although not so airborne as in the books, you can see these new pics (more here all courtesy of HP4U) of stunt doubles for Hagrid and Harry zooming along the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing tunnel and bridge express  way in Kent, England as they did a sequence to be used for the Seven Potters scene. Neither Dan Radcliffe nor Robbie Coltrane were present for the filming. HP4U.co.uk reports that "the bulk of the shoot was centered on obtaining wide shots of the pair being chased into the tunnel. Harry wearing a grey hoodie with a stripe down the arm and wand at the ready, Hagrid, in his familiar huge coat and sporting his goggles sped at around 30 mph in real time speed, weaving in and out of traffic with great effect. For Friday morning, we were treated to further perspective shots of the pair racing through the tunnels, despite the oncoming traffic, weaving in and out with Hagrid seemingly kicking out at any vehicles which came too close and Harry casting spells to his rear."
Other filming for the scenes will take place at both Leavesden and on location, rumored to be Hartfordshire over the next few weeks.

Thanks much to HP4U.co.uk, ONTD, SS, and all who owled!


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174 Comments

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I’m glad it’s back! But why on earth are they not flying it? Just curious!

Posted by Jade Danielle (WBM) on July 26, 2009, 05:00 PM report to moderator
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Woo! I’m also glad it’s back! :)

Posted by Hepburn on July 26, 2009, 05:07 PM report to moderator
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i thought the bike was black not white and arent they suossed to be flying??

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on July 26, 2009, 05:17 PM report to moderator
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@splinch

“I’m pessimistic. did you happen to see hbp? he cut the first 2 chapters of the book and put harry hitting on a waitress in a train station…..nothing is sacred to this man. i know its not going to be like the book, but hes proven to me he doesnt care about being ANYTHING like the book.”

Are you kidding me?! You complain about the two chapters he excluded but DISREGARD the 200 chapters he INCLUDED? Pathetic.

Posted by LargeBlondDeathEater on July 26, 2009, 05:17 PM report to moderator
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I know they show them driving on the ground and not in the air. so don’t assume it will stay like that in the movie. They will probably do the flying part as well. It could be the part where the bick malfunctions or they need speed before it flys. or a clear street so they don’t break wizarding code.

Posted by syler123 on July 26, 2009, 05:21 PM report to moderator
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Is anyone else annoyed that since we don’t see any Death Eaters in the picture, they’ll just use the annoying black smoke again?

YAWN. I want to see actual HUMAN Death Eaters, not random indistinguishable black smoke.

Posted by LargeBlondDeathEater on July 26, 2009, 05:23 PM report to moderator
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oh that means that they are keeping the 7 potters scene!!! So happy!

Posted by KimmyZ on July 26, 2009, 05:26 PM report to moderator
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Bringing back the motorbike AND dobby!! Can I dare to hope that maybe they’ll include SOMETHING explaining who the maruaders were?

Posted by RemusRox on July 26, 2009, 05:27 PM report to moderator
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I wish they were flying like in the book…. makes things seem more dangerous since they are in the air. But still cool pics!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 26, 2009, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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439 Points

People complaining you do know that the flying part will take place in the studio?

Posted by CandyCane2304 on July 26, 2009, 05:49 PM report to moderator
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I hope they do not ruin all the good scenes for the last movie. I do not understan why they cant have everyone flying like in the book. oh well. Roar

Posted by Roseann on July 26, 2009, 05:52 PM report to moderator
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@LargeBlondDeathEater
The lack of death eaters isn’t significant, because unless they have gone muggle and are following in a car they will have to add them on later, whether they are doing the black smoke thing or on broomsticks.

Posted by roonwit on July 26, 2009, 06:12 PM report to moderator
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what? there not flying?!

Posted by iloveeeharrypotter on July 26, 2009, 06:13 PM report to moderator
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RemusRox: Nah, if they include it, then it’s gonna be on the PoA Extended Version. The scene in the Shrieking Shack was cut down(:

Posted by Lilleby on July 26, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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Okay people!!! Why do you all complain about them not flying?!? THIS IS THE REAL WORLDTHEY. CAN. NOT. FLY. THE FLYING IS GONNA BE FILMED IN THE STUDIO!!! can’t believe everyone freaks out about it!
(:

Posted by Lilleby on July 26, 2009, 06:45 PM report to moderator
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