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Producer David Heyman discusses “Potter” film franchise being honored by BAFTAS

Last week we told you Producer David Heyman and Author J.K. Rowling are to receive a special BAFTA Award this Sunday in honor of the Harry Potter film franchise. Today, the BBC released a new interview with Producer David Heyman where he discusses his thoughts on the honorary award as well as how the franchise has developed over the years. Read More »

“Potter” franchise to receive honorary BAFTA, J.K. Rowling and David Heyman to accept

It was announced today that the Harry Potter franchise will receive a special BAFTA Award for its "outstanding British contribution to cinema" at this year's ceremony. Read More »

David Heyman: Deathly Hallows will be even more epic in 3-D

As part of their 3-D week celebration, MTV News has a new interview with Producer David Heyman about the upcoming final two Harry Potter films being released in 3-D and the reason for choosing to do so. “Harry Potter itself has so many exciting possibilities for 3-D, both in things coming at you and also just in making that world seem even more epic than it already is. Harry Potter is already an epic film, but having that added dimension will make it even more epic, and that seemed like an opportunity that was too hard to pass up.” Also mentioned briefly, is filming the upcoming Epilogue and how they have yet to decide how to age all of the characters. Last week we learned that Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the films, would be aged with prosthetics. Are you excited for the 3-D version or do you prefer the 2-D? Leave us your comments here. Read More »

BBC Radio 2 airing interviews with David Heyman, Stuart Craig, Nick Dudman

We're listening to BBC Radio 2's interview as it is broadcasted live (we reported the interview's airing yesterday). Below are our notes from the interview. – (10:51 PM GMT) Stuart Craig says if part of the deal at the beginning was to work on this for 10 years, he would have said no. To his great surprise, he's here 10 years later having enjoyed all of it. – (10:53 PM GMT) Nick Dudman: JK Rowling took the fantasy genre and made it acceptable to everyone. The amount of fantasy is vast compared to the size before Potter. The box office numbers tell you the vast number of people love these movies. – (10:55 PM GMT) David Heyman: When Jo Rowling wrote the first book, she knew what the end was. It was amazing when I first met her that she had charted everything out. – (11:00 PM GMT) David Heyman says the themes in the books and films are universally relatable – that is what is at the heart of Jo's stories. – (11:00 PM GMT) David says he's primarily interested in making the best adaptation of Jo's book. Each time we tell the story in the best way we ... Read More »

BBC Radio to air Deathly Hallows set interview with David Heyman, Stuart Craig

As part of BBC Radio 2's Century of Cinema, David Puttnam and Brian Sibley will provide a set report from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tomorrow evening at 10:30 p.m. GMT. “This new programme brings David Puttnam's acclaimed series up-to-date with an exclusive on-set visit to Hogwarts, and contributions from the production team behind the most successful movie franchise ever: 'Harry Potter'.” Guests include producer David Heyman, Creature & Make-Up Effects Designer Nick Dudman, and Production Designer Stuart Craig. In related news, Matthew Lewis has updated his Twitter to let fans know he will be shooting night scenes this week. Thanks to DanRadcliffe.com! Read More »

David Heyman discusses HBP, DH in Los Angeles

As we initially told you last week, Potter producer David Heyman appeared at the Apple Store in Santa Monica, CA's Third Street Promenade last night. Over 100 fans showed up to ask him questions – including MuggleNet reader Andrew W. Thanks to him we now have a report from the Q&A where David answered, among other things, whether or not composer John Williams would return for Deathly Hallows. Heyman revealed that they had spoken with Williams specifically about Part 2 and will try to get him if they can fit it into Williams' busy schedule. Check out the link below for more of what David Heyman had to say! Read More »

Heyman gets back into the Half-Blood Prince zone

For the first time in the Potter film series, cast and crew are filming scenes for one film while promoting the other. In a new interview with Film Journal, David Heyman talks about going back to Half-Blood Prince and the feel of the film: Heyman needs a moment to dredge up what that one is all about. “My head is so much into Seven, and then, all of a sudden, you have to come back to Six,” he vamps by way of an explanation. “What I love about the Potter films is that each is different from the one that precedes it. In fact, I think they’re all quite different. They focus on different stories, and you have new characters who come in and bring them to life.” Thanks to Sarah for the tip. Read More »

David Heyman says HBP is no darker than OOTP

In their latest newsletter to members, the UK cinema chain, Showcase Cinemas, released an exclusive interview with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince producer, David Heyman. In it he gives a brief but exciting snapshot of what we can expect from the sixth movie. When asked about the darkness of the film David said, ‘I don’t think it’s any darker than the fifth. I really don’t. I think it’s on a par with that.’ Talking about the overemphasis people place on the darkness of the films Heyman stated that, ‘Everybody obsesses with the darkness but ultimately I think that what it is, it’s very accessible, moving, funny and exciting.’ You can watch the clip here. Read More »

Heyman: less to be edited from Deathly Hallows film

A new interview with Daniel Radcliffe and producer David Heyman has been publised in Empire Magazine. Dan talks about how refreshing Deathly Hallows part one is because it's always set in different places, and not just at Hogwarts. He also said, “I think for me, what's intimidating is going to be the walk at the end to meet Voldemort in the forest. That's going to be really tough, but I can't wait.” Heyman added what will probably be a relief for fans who want the films to be completely true to the books, “I think there'll be less edited from this film than films past because we have the freedom of making two films and I think it's going to be fantastic.” Scans are also online, thanks to our friends at DanRadcliffe.com: Dan & David 1 | Dan & David 2 | Dan & David 3 | Dan & David 4 | Trio 1 | Trio 2 Thanks again to DanRadcliffe.com, Jason, and Lucas. Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe and David Heyman talk Deathly Hallows split

The latest issue of Empire Magazine, set to be released on April 23, will contain interviews with actor Daniel Radcliffe and movie producer David Heyman, as part of its Harry Potter feature. Empire released a preview in which the pair discuss the splitting of the final film. Whilst no mention was made as to where the split will occur, David Heyman gives us an insight into how this point was selected. “We've played around with a couple of places and ultimately settled on a place that we think is very exciting, and I think quite bold, in that it's not necessarily where one might expect. You want to give a sense of completion, on one hand, but a sense that there's another piece, more to come. We tried one and then Steve (Kloves, screenwriter) came up with the idea to try it another way and when we tried that, it felt just right.” Daniel Radcliffe added that the split is “at a very tense cliff-hanger”. He also speaks briefly about filming the epilogue, saying, “I am nervous about that because if it's good I'll be really, really pleased; if it's not good and that's what people are left with, that ... Read More »

Heyman: “Still debating” where to split Deathly Hallows

We continue to hear more Potter talk from producer David Heyman thanks to lots of sites covering the film Yes Man. Collider.com has passed along their interview with David, where he discusses Deathly Hallows for a few minutes. Prior to coming to Los Angeles for the Yes Man premiere, David said he'd been in London for Deathly Hallows script meetings with Steve Kloves. He also says that they're still debating where to split parts one and two of the film, but they may have found a spot. You can see the full video interview right here. Thanks to Collider.com's Steve for the tip! Read More »

Heyman reveals DH filming length at Yes Man premiere

Speaking at the premiere of Yes Man in Los Angeles, Potter producer David Heyman talked briefly with The Press Assocation about the film franchise and what they're planning for Deathly Hallows: David revealed work is about to begin in the new year on the seventh movie in the series. “We finished the sixth film which'll be coming out next summer and we start filming the seventh which we'll be breaking into two parts for a 54 week shoot starting in February.” You can read the rest of the interview, including his thoughts on the cast as a whole, right here. Read More »

David Heyman talks Deathly Hallows split

IESB.net has a great new interview with Potter producer David Heyman, who talks about, among other films, Deathly Hallows: IESB: I have to ask the obligitory Harry Potter questions, is it a good thing they split up the upcoming films? Heyman: Yes, I didn't want to do it initially. I was like, “This is crazy.” And then the decision rested ultimately with the filmmakers. The studio said you do whatever you think is right and initially I was like, “This is crazy!” And then I started going through the book and the thought of doing it in one film is insane. This is the story where so much is resolved. In previous films we've been able to remove certain things that didn't relate to Harry, we took Harry's journey. And in this one it was nothing, I mean, it was so much harder to remove things. The think we could have removed would have been the Deathly Hallows, but the book is called The Deathly Hallows and that would have been slightly problematic. And so we made the decision and I was speaking with Steve the other day, Clovis [sic] the writer, and he says, “you know there are times ... Read More »

Besides Beedle: Rickman, RDR update, ABC Family

With all the news concerning The Tales of Beedle the Bard there have been a few other things of note going on: – Alan Rickman, who plays Severus Snape in the Potter series appeared Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also did an interview with SciFi.com where he discussed his filming schedule and the impact of the final film: “Well, it'll be a big finish, won't it? That's true, and appropriately. You can feel it now, the size of the undertaking.” The online magazine also got a hold of producer David Heyman where he discussed the delay of the sixth film and the impact of the decision to split Deathly Hallows. – On Thursday, RDR Books officially withdrew its appeal of U.S. District Judge Patterson's decision to publish an unauthorized companion novel to the Potter series. J.K. Rowling's public relations agency issued the following statement: “We are delighted that this matter is finally and favorably resolved and that J.K. Rowling's rights — and indeed the rights of all authors of creative works — have been protected,” the statement said. “We are also pleased to hear that rather than continue to litigate, RDR have themselves decided to publish a different ... Read More »

David Heyman speaks further about HBP delay

ComingSoon.net recently sat down with the producer of the Potter films to talk about his upcoming film The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. Thankfully for us fans, they also asked him about the Half-Blood Prince delay to July 2009. In the interview, Heyman confirms that the film is complete except for one 'tweak' they'll be making. He also says that to prevent the film from leaking, it will not be pieced together until it has to be printed for theaters (six weeks prior to opening). Read the piece for David's thoughts on the delay itself, too. Coming Soon also had a quick interview with David Thewlis in the same article. He says that the romance between Tonks and Lupin will be set up in Half-Blod Prince in preparation for Deathly Hallows. EDIT: Moviehole.net has two interviews with David Thewlis from the same press event. You can check them out here and here. Thanks to Snitck Seeker for the tip! Read More »

David Heyman talks Half-Blood Prince

David Heyman, the producer of the Potter films, has spoken with several fansites about Half-Blood Prince while promoting his new film that we told you about the other day. You can see his answers to a couple a questions at these links: Snitch Seeker, HPANA, Leaky. Each interview went over several aspects of Half-Blood Prince that some fans are concerned about after hearing reviews from the Chicago screenings. We recommend checking them all out if you want to hear where the producers are coming from when making the tough decisions. Read More »

New information on ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’

We’ve just received details on the David Heyman-produced historical movie The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, in which the son of a Nazi commandant befriends a Jewish boy. See below for trailers, posters and more information. Trailers (Quicktime Downloads) Low Medium High Quad Poster Production Notes The movie, which stars David Thewlis, is already out in the UK and is due for US release on November 18th. Read More »

HBP mix: New photo, cameo for Lucius, Heyman profile

There are various news stories tonight surrounding the upcoming July release of Half-Blood Prince. First up, ScarPotter has a new photo which depicts Neville Longbottom (played by Matthew Lewis) curled up in his bed within the Gryffindor dormitory. See it right here. Next, we now know that Lucius Malfoy will have a very small appearance in the film. The actor who plays him, Jason Issacs, recently told MTV News that he went into Leavesden for one day so they could turn him into a portrait. And lastly, The Jewish Journal has a new profile of Potter film producer David Heyman. Mr. Heyman talks about how he originally found the Potter books, a new film project he's producing, and his childhood years. Thanks to everyone who e-mailed with the tips! Read More »

Draco Mix: Heyman talks, Singing Felton, and new photo

There are three Draco Malfoy/Tom Felton-related news stories today, including a new interview with David Heyman on the Draco character, Tom Felton's music career, and a new photo of him from Half-Blood Prince. – Movie Magic Magazine has released a new interview with David Heyman, who talks about Draco's character in Half-Blood Prince. The interview was conducted before the Deathly Hallows film split was announced, but it is still all new information. Read it at Tom Felton Daily. – Outside of the Potter films, Tom Felton has kept busy with a music career and an upcoming album. He has posted three videos of himself performing his own acoustic songs. One video, seen here, is a medley of four songs to be released on an upcoming iTunes album of his. We'll let you know when the songs are available. – A member of Leaky's online forums has posted a set report from a recent visit to the Half-Blood Prince set. Additionally, the person who visited the set received this signed photo of Draco from HBP. Read More »

Heyman speaks out on Deathly Hallows split

Thanks to Todd for pointing out that Empire Magazine has a brand new interview with Potter producer David Heyman, who reveals lots of new information regarding Wednesday's announcement: The extended shooting time means there’ll be nearly two years between the release of Half-Blood Prince and the first part of Deathly Hallows in 2010. Are there any concerns about that? Actually, we would have been in a very similar place if we’d done one film, because it would have been four and a half hours long. The shoot would not have been considerably shorter, so it would have been on similar lines. And when do you expect to start shooting Deathly Hallows? Early next year. Most of 2009 will be filming. We’ll be anticipating shooting in February. We’re all really excited about the possibilities and the challenges of seven. It’s going to be a cracker. Read the full interview here. See more quotes from Heyman in the original announcement, and screenwriter Steve Kloves' thoughts here. Thanks again, Todd! Read More »