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Collider Talks 3D, Blu-Ray and "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Length with Producers Heyman and Barron (Updated)

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Posted by: Rosi
April 02, 2011, 06:45 PM

CinemaCon took place this week at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and Potter producers David Heyman and David Barron gave a non-spoilery interview to Collider just before the Warner Bros. presentation in which they talk about making the last film 3D, "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" for Blu-Ray and the length of the film. Some quotes from the interview:

Interviewer: You guys decided not to do the 3D conversion for Part 1, but you said 3D for Part 2. Is Part 2 still being released in 3D?
Heyman: Yes it is. The reason we didn’t do it on the first part was because we didn’t feel that we could do it justice. And actually the 3D would actually compromise the film, so we didn’t have the time.
Barron: We were diving into 3D for the first time, it was a new world for us, and so we didn’t get off to a fine start. There wasn’t time to do it properly, and so Warners very very kindly supported us. I’m sure they were wishing it was not the case, but they were hugely supportive to not put out something that we weren’t happy with.

Heyman: David Yates is approaching 3D from a character point of view.
Barron: It’s a storytelling aid. Rather than being a special effect gimmick where it’s like “Oh that’s cool.” We’re using it to help tell the story better.
Heyman: It’s probably gonna be more subtle than on some films, we’re not gonna have tons of stuff flying out the screen, we’ll have some but not much. The depth will not necessarily be as great as some films. But it will make the film feel larger, be more immersive, and I think it will add to the stories as opposed to take away.

Interviewer: What’s the running time of the final film?
Barron: It will be one of the shortest films.
Heyman: It will be the shortest film.
Interviewer: So what does that mean?
Heyman: We don’t know yet, because we’re still editing.
Barron: It’s not a short film, but it will be shorter than the others.

Find the full interview at this link.

Update: Images of David Heyman and David Barron at CinemaCon on the red carpet and receiving the Hall of Fame award can now be viewed in the Leaky galleries.

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668 Points

I read this on collider the moment it was up… It’s going to be epic (and if you’ve seen the leaked scene, you know what I mean) however I hope it’s not really short !! I want to enjoy it for as long as I can!

Posted by Natalia {ROAR} on April 02, 2011, 06:51 PM report to moderator
155 Points

Dont want it to be too short of a film! and i hope its gonna be awesome in 3D!!! :D

Posted by MyNameIsFredWeasley on April 02, 2011, 07:16 PM report to moderator
131 Points

Hope they don’t get it under 2 hours..looking forward to it anyway!

Posted by Amikia on April 02, 2011, 07:24 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Hope they wont come below 2 hours

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on April 02, 2011, 08:44 PM report to moderator
215 Points

Shortest film?? Nooooo! I want it to be like Return-Of-The-King-Long, with a long long Epilogue.

Posted by AmishPatronus66 on April 02, 2011, 09:22 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

I hope they don’t cut Neville and Nagini and Bellatrix and Mrs. Weasley just for time’s sake.

Posted by budgie on April 02, 2011, 10:47 PM report to moderator

shortest films?! how long is it gonna be?! 1hr and 15mins?! they are already short, and they are always missing crucial details and putting unnecessary stuff, these people have ruined the name of the book (oh, and FYI, people like big stuff coming out of the screen sometimes)

Posted by PadfootPet on April 03, 2011, 12:08 AM report to moderator
4844 Points

Interested in seeing what they do with 3D. U hope they do not cut out some vital scenes. Hearing they are cutting out the Epilogue which concerns me some. We shall see

Posted by Lady Grey OoM2,CW*ROAR* on April 03, 2011, 12:32 AM report to moderator
4844 Points

Interested in seeing what they do with 3D. U hope they do not cut out some vital scenes. Hearing they are cutting out the Epilogue which concerns me some. We shall see

Posted by Lady Grey OoM2,CW*ROAR* on April 03, 2011, 12:32 AM report to moderator
16258 Points

@ Lady Grey, the thing that said the epilogue was cut is an April fools joke.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on April 03, 2011, 01:10 AM report to moderator
2243 Points

Do not want the movie to be in 3-D!!!! It will ruin it!!!!!

Posted by hermionerules5 {HR/R 4evr!} on April 03, 2011, 01:54 AM report to moderator
3158 Points

3D is great but what will happen to me if I dont get to watch it :(((

Posted by potternotrotter on April 03, 2011, 03:47 AM report to moderator
11773 Points

I couldn’t view it. It was obscured by some annoying pop-ups, which made the screen go dark.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on April 03, 2011, 04:15 AM report to moderator
660 Points

Noooooo shortest film!!! I want MORE!!!

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on April 03, 2011, 01:37 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

This sounds interesting. I hope that the three D is ot just thrown in, but integral to the film. The flight on the dragon’s back up through Gringott’s should be fine for three D.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on April 03, 2011, 04:30 PM report to moderator
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