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Rumor: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in 3D?

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Posted by: Edward
January 26, 2010, 02:42 PM

Reports are now making their way around the internet regarding rumors that the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films are set appear in 3D upon their theatrical release.  A report originating on the Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision Blog reports that following early 3D conversion tests of the film "Clash of the Titans" by Warner Bros., the studio has decided to release "two-part "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in 3D."  This report of a 3D "Deathly Hallows" comes online despite confirmation by WB, but notes that it believes "but an announcement [regarding its 3D release] on "Titans" is expected by week’s end, and official word on the "Potter"pics surely will follow."  The blog goes on to say that "Conversion expenses have been coming down, so each film will cost just $5 million to convert into 3D."

While this is very much an exciting possibility, until official word comes from Warner Bros., this news remains in the rumor category.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One" is set for release on November 19, 2010, while "Part Two" is will hit theaters on July 15, 2011.

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357 Points

YES. This would definitely make me go see it in theatres. Usually I’m patient enough to wait until it comes out. Yesyesyes!

Posted by Rose Lane (roar!) on January 27, 2010, 08:24 AM report to moderator

AH! Such limited memory. Have people forgotten that HBP and OOTP were also in 3-D? The HBP the first ten minutes, and with OOTP the battle with Voldemort. Only those two individual parts were in 3-D so of course Deathly Hallows is going to have parts or at least, a part, in 3-D, and ALL IT NEEDS in order to appear as 3-D on a movie list is to have at least one scene in 3-D. Even if it is completely in 3-D it will be shown in 2-D as well so there is no need to fret over the matter.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on January 27, 2010, 08:26 AM report to moderator
16258 Points

HOLY CRAP!!!!!! that would be sooooo awesome!! :) i hope it turns out to be true!!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on January 27, 2010, 08:27 AM report to moderator
261 Points

I also find that things poking out of the screen isn’t that fun. It distracts us from the actual movie. Avatar was great precisely because of its intelligent use of 3D.

But they are not going to have things poking out of the screen on Deathly Hallows. The movie is going to be converted to 3D in pos-production. They didn’t film it in 3D from the start, which means they idealized it as a 2D movie. It would be stupid to have things poking at us in a 2D movie. So don’t worry about that.

I think it is awesome. Too bad that converting movies to 3D doesn’t deliver quite the same experience as recording it in 3D from the start… but it will be fun nevertheless.

Posted by Thio on January 27, 2010, 08:28 AM report to moderator
2890 Points

OMG. How awesome would that be. I’d totally drive the two hours it takes to get to a 3D theater. I want to feel like there are really curses flying at me!

Posted by Laura Keaton [WBM!] on January 27, 2010, 08:30 AM report to moderator
1812 Points

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooh that would be so cool!! i saw HP 6 in 3D, just the first bit, at the imax cinema and it was JO-MAZING!!

Posted by Freya-Storm on January 27, 2010, 08:44 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

I am not surprised that they are contemplating doing this and, after seeing Avatar, I believe that using 3D does not necessarily mean that the use of these technologies will prove detrimental to the quality of one’s cinematic experience. Quite frankly, 3D could truly enhance and enrich many of the scenes in the story, such as the Seven Potters, the fight at Gringotts, and more.

Posted by Kirk on January 27, 2010, 08:54 AM report to moderator
397 Points

omg i soooooo want it to be in 3D :D that would be genius !

Posted by spiritbound on January 27, 2010, 09:03 AM report to moderator
3238 Points

If they do, it will probably be released like HBP two weeks later. I would sooo go see it. It would be awesome for my first 3D movie in theaters to be HP!!!1

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on January 27, 2010, 09:09 AM report to moderator
3031 Points

it seems natural that they would have it in 3D most movies now days are except chick ficks and stuff cuz who would care if they were in 3D.. but a 3D harry potter experience would be awesome!!!

Posted by Horcruxalej on January 27, 2010, 09:13 AM report to moderator
4852 Points


Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 27, 2010, 09:14 AM report to moderator
388 Points

Avatar was shot with very special cameras that brought 3-D to a completely new level. 3-D conversion is more ‘last generation’, from what I read.
Even so, I’m pretty sure the last generation technique was used on all of those trailers that they had in front of Avatar, and they looked pretty cool, particularly Alice In Wonderland.
Too bad they couldn’t have brought Cameron (or his cameras) in to help, but from what I hear he’s busy. : /
Either way, I would like to see Deathly Hallows in 3-D.

Posted by Hydrus on January 27, 2010, 09:14 AM report to moderator
139 Points

This would be pretty freaking awesome. The spells would look amazing in 3D.

Posted by jfrancis04 on January 27, 2010, 09:20 AM report to moderator
216 Points

Ah I don’t want it in 3d! Maybe it would be fun seeing that the second time around, but I don’t want anything to interfere with the story the first time I see it! I don’t want gimmicks, I want Potter!

Posted by Scarlet~Phoenix on January 27, 2010, 09:25 AM report to moderator
99 Points

@ Kirk: Great point! You’re right; the scene at Gringotts would be fantastic in 3D. Can you imagine the dragon?? And the trio as they fight their way out of the burning galleons? I swoon at the thought of it :D.

Posted by icystormz on January 27, 2010, 09:37 AM report to moderator
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