Final Potter book to be two films
The final book in the Harry Potter series, The Deathly Hallows, is to be split up and made into two films, it has been reported.
The JK Rowling written series about the adventures of a boy wizard, had its seventh and final book released last year, but today the LA Times has reported that the movie series it spawned will have an eighth chapter.
Warner Bros, the studio behind the Potter films, confirmed the story, and it is expected that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates, who is now filming the adaption of the sixth book, The Half-Blood Prince, will return to direct both parts.
“It was born out of purely creative reasons,” producer David Heyman said.
“Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book.”
The first part of the Deathly Hallows is expected to be released in November 2010 and the second in May 2011, simply titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and Part 2.