The final two movies in the Harry Potter series will be released in 3D.
A preview clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, will be released as two films.
The Part I of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is set for release on November 19, 2010, and the Part II of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows on July 15, 2011.
The last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince, had 25 minutes of 3D footage at the beginning, viewable at Imax cinema. Looking for the book? Read an interesting article about plotholes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book here.
Since the cost of conversion to the 3D format has now come down, it is more affordable to release the entire film in the 3D format.
The news of making the final two movies in the Harry Potter series in 3D comes in the same week that James Cameron’s 3D film Avatar became the highest-grossing movie ever, beating the previous record held by Titanic. Related: Avatar movie’s deleted sex scene in 3D
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers will soon make an announcement that both the Greek fantasy movie Clash Of The Titans and the two Harry Potter films will be released in 3D.
Reports say that each movie now costs $5 million to change into 3D. In addition, Warner Brothers will spend another $5million per movie to pay for the 3D glasses.
It is not yet clear whether J K Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series of books, has had to approve of the movies being made in 3D.,
Industry observers are of the opinion that, the plan to make the Harry Potter movies in 3D could prompt other high-profile moves – even the James Bond films made by MGM – switching to the 3D format.