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'Half-Blood Prince' Finished, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Production Addressed

December 6, 2008, 4:11 am GMT

While producer David Heyman stated that 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' is finished, actor Alan Rickman talked about when some of the actors return for 'Deathly Hallows' shooting.



"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" production may start differently for its stars. Talking to a group of reporters when promoting for "Nobel Son" on December 2 in Culver City, California, Alan Rickman, who plays Professor Snape in the series, shared what he knows of the shooting schedule for the next "Harry Potter" film.

Revealing that he will film his part at the same time with Ralph Fiennes, he said as quoted by Sci Fi Wire, "Well, because they have to get me and Ralph Fiennes together, it means I don't start shooting it until the end of next year, which means I get room now in this coming year." He further continued to hint on when Helena Bonham Carter will start for her role, adding, "I was talking to Helena yesterday. I think she starts in June, and she goes on for a long time."

In other news related to "Harry Potter" franchise, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has finally been finished. In an interview with Sci Fi Wire on December 3 in Beverly Hills, California, producer David Heyman claimed that there will be no additional work on the fantasy movie until its U.K. and U.S. release on July 17, 2009.

Of it, he stated, "No need to [do more work]. If we had to come out now, we'd be fine." He then added that the delay in releasing the film was taken due to Warner Bros.' request, saying, "Warners asked it because of the writers' strike, because of various reasons. They have a shortage of product for next summer, and they asked if it's OK [to delay the release]."

"Deathly Hallows", the last of "Harry Potter" series will be made into two films, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II". Both have been set to be directed once again by "Half-Blood Prince" helmer David Yates. While "Part I" is slated for November 19, 2010 release in U.K. and U.S., "Part II" eyes May 2011 release.

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