Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows to Be Released in Two-Parts?
The UK's Mail on Sunday is reporting that the seventh and final Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be split into two separate films. This comes as an artistic decision, not a financial one.
The crew working on the sixth Potter film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were informed of the decision this week. The seventh novel is 776 pages long, and Rowling insists that splitting the film in two will allow fan favorite scenes to stay in the movie.
A source close to the film states, "There's so much to fit that the view is the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle when Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, takes on Voldemort that needs to be done really well."
Rowling writes on her website, "It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long."
Warner Brothers simply stated, "People are discussing all possibilities."
The Complete List of Golden Globe Winners
The 2007 Golden Globe Awards were announced earlier tonight. Even though the award show wasn't televised, you shouldn't fret. We have a complete list of winners for you right here:
MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA:
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA:
Julie Christie - Away From Her
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA:
Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:
Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:
Javier Bardem - No Country For Old Men
DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE:
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE:
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - No Country For Old Men
ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE:
Dario Marianelli - Atonement
ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE:
"Guaranteed" from Into The Wild - Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder
TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA:
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA:
Glenn Close - Damages
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA:
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
David Duchovny - Californication
MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:M
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:
Queen Latifah - Life Support
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:
Jim Broadbent - Longford
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:
Samantha Morton - Longford
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jeremy Piven - Entourage
Three New Reality Series Headed to CBS
CBS is gearing up to produce three new reality series for air. According to The Hollywood Reporter, these are the first new unscripted shows that CBS has ordered since the writers went on strike last year.
The three shows included Game Show in My Head, which is based on a British series of the same name. It is a hidden camera show that finds contestants having to perform tasks as told to them by the host through an earpiece. These exercises will be done amidst an unsuspecting public. The second show is entitled Secret Talents of the Stars. It will focus on celebrities who show off their secret hidden talents. The third show is called America's Top Dog, and it will revolve around dogs and their owners competing for prizes.
None of the shows have an airdate at this time
More Myths & Legends for TV Land
TV Land has okayed a second season of their hit original series TV Land: Myths and Legends. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show originally debuted in January of 2007 and averaged 819,000 viewers over its six-week run.
The series sets out to find the truth behind certain Hollywood mysteries, scandals, rumors and urban legends. Seven half-hour episodes have been ordered in total, and will focus on whether Arnold Schwarzenegger was originally cast as TV's Incredible Hulk and if Jennifer Lopez's derriere is really insured for $1 billion. They will also look into whether Mars Inc., maker of M&M's, turned down product placement in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, allowing Reese's Pieces to step in and benefit immensely.
The second season will premiere at 10 p.m. Aug. 27.
First Look at The Princess and the Frog
Walt Disney Pictures has revealed this first photo of princess Tiana in the studio's traditionally-animated The Princess and the Frog, coming to theaters in 2009. The movie is written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements and features the music of Randy Newman.
A musical set in the legendary birthplace of jazz -- New Orleans -- "The Princess and the Frog" will introduce the newest Disney princess, Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose), a young African-American girl living amid the charming elegance and grandeur of the fabled French Quarter. From the heart of Louisiana's mystical bayous and the banks of the mighty Mississippi comes an unforgettable tale of love, enchantment and discovery with a soulful singing crocodile, voodoo spells and Cajun charm at every turn.
I Am Legend Reaches $458 Million Worldwide
January 14, 2008
Will Smith's I Am Legend remained stellar at the foreign box office, easily winning its fourth straight weekend with $36.2 million from 5,000 prints in 47 markets, reports Variety.
The Golden Compass led the rest of the pack with its fourth consecutive second-place finish, grabbing $15 million at 5,600 in 54 territories.
"Legend" and "Compass" have kept international business in the pink for the past month with combined offshore grosses approaching half a billion dollars. "Legend" has earned $218 million internationally, trailing the film's Stateside total by $22 million ($240.2 million); "Compass" has hit $247 million overseas, nearly four times the domestic gross.
Disney's National Treasure: Book of Secrets nearly beat "Compass" for second place with $14.7 million at 4,700 in 31 markets, pushing its foreign total to $127.5 million. The sequel's on track to top Disney's expectations by finishing well above the $174 million international total for National Treasure.
Fox's Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem earned $13 million at 4,300. The movie has collected $53 million internationally.
The studio's Alvin and the Chipmunks added $9.6 million from 4,000 in 50 markets. The movie has amassed $81.4 million; its combined worldwide total has hit a spectacular $270 million.
Disney's Enchanted took in $7.7 million to push the fantasy's foreign total to $152.3 million -- $35 million ahead of the domestic total -- and Paramount's Bee Movie buzzed up $6.5 million at 4,391 for an international total of $141.5 million.
Underworld 3, Crank 2 and Game Updates
January 14, 2008
Collider chatted with producer Tom Rosenberg and received some updates on Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans (and a possible 4th film), Crank 2 and Game. Here's a clip on the "Underworld" franchise:
It's a theatrical release definitely. I feel great about that. I think it's the strongest story that we've put together of the three. I think it's really terrific. I think it leads to a 4th. When we did the 1st Underworld, we imagined three--the 1st one, a sequel and then a prequel. The 3rd is a prequel, so the 4th would carry on where Kate and Scott Speedman left off after 2, so I think this is going to be terrific really this one.
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