Warners Splitting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows In Two?

Those ever-popular "unnamed sources" at work again.

by | January 15, 2008 | Comments

They’ve all been well-received by fans and critics, but the Harry Potter films — particularly the later ones — have come under fire for the progressively larger chunks of the books that have been left off the screen. When it comes to the final installment of the series, however, this all might change.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows isn’t the longest of the Potter books — that honor goes to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which weighs in at 870 pages — but as the culmination of the series, it naturally contains a number of crucial plot points. According to IGN Movies (reporting from The Mail on Sunday), Warner Bros. may abandon heavy edits and simply split the book into two movies. From the article:

“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.”

As IGN notes, rumors regarding who might be in line to direct Hallows have been swirling for some time now, with Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro two of the most popular names. Maybe they’ll both be able to take the job.

Source: IGN Movies