Update on: the Half Blood Prince movie
I was quite absent these pasts 3 weeks because of my studies and charity activities with the Telethon (movement to get money for the research) but now I’m quite back, I say quite because at the end of the year everything is calm around the news for this site.
Anyway, here comes the news:
The Snitch got word straight from Warner Bros that the characters of Hepzibah Smith, the Muggle Prime Minister, and all three Gaunts have been cut from the sixth film, Half-Blood Prince. This, of course, is indicative to the fact that the scenes those characters were involved with will no doubt have been cut from the film, as well.
MTV has released a new interview with the cast of Half-Blood Prince, where the actors and director David Yates talk about the additions and changes to the series. Evanna Lynch mentions being wary of approaching Hero Tiffin, who plays an 11-year old Tom Riddle; David Yates briefly discusses the Hermione-Ron-Lavender love triangle; and Dan Radcliffe says that if the film is pull off right, “it should be the funniest of the films so far.” Katie Leung, who is back to play Cho Chang in the film, gives detail as to what is left with her character, who, of course, broke up with Harry in the fifth film, Order of the Phoenix. She states that, “There’s still a slight jealousy there with Ginny to be resolved.” Dan and Bonnie Wright, who play Harry and Ginny, respectively, talk about their characters’ burgeoning relationship, as well. Bonnie mentions that, “I suppose our relationship lasts longer than Cho and Harry, but remember — at the end of [Book] Six, Harry and I can’t be together,” she said. “It’ll be funny to do [the make-out scenes], but it’s just a film! Hopefully people will just enjoy it and not get too jealous.” Dan simply states how odd and funny it will be to kiss Bonnie, having known her since she was ten years old.
Direct from Warner Bros., here’s the very first high-resolution promotional picture from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The shot shows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) carrying the Marauder’s Map, and, more notably, the Half-Blood Prince’s potions book.