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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 »

Heyman 9th smartest person in Hollywood

Entertainment Weekly has placed Harry Potter film producer David Heyman at #9 on a list of the 50 smartest people in Hollywood. He has expertly steered the highest-grossing global franchise in film history. Heyman secured the rights to the Harry Potterbooks in 1997 and has done just about everything right since, including bonding with author J.K. Rowling and wisely seeking her input. He helped find unexpected directors (e.g., Alfonso Cuarón, David Yates) who've kept things fresh. And he's kept the cast intact through five films, without any of his three teenage stars succumbing to a Lohanesque episode. While Warner Bros. president Alan Horn deserves credit for making the correct macro decisions, the franchise's success rests on a thousand micro choices Heyman made, including creating a world, on set and on screen, where people want to be. Read More »

Variety interviews Heyman

In a new interview with Variety, Harry Potter producer David Heyman discusses what lies ahead for him after the last two films as well as what it has been like to work with actors both young and old. Heyman takes little credit for the development of the young stars citing their relationships with actors such as Gary Oldman and Maggie Smith: “It's because of their commitment and curiosity to develop their craft. We've given them the platform, but they're here because they're good.” For more, including why Heyman thinks every role is important click here. Thanks to everyone who submitted the tip! Read More »

New interviews with Heyman and Craig

Two new audio interviews with Harry Potter movie producer David Heyman and set designer Stuart Craig have emerged online. The first interview, with Heyman, can be listened to here; the producer discusses, among many things, why David Yates was given the director's helm for Movies 5 and 6. The second interview, with Craig, can be heard here; he discusses the challenges he encountered while working on Order of the Phoenix and briefly mentions the sixth film. Read More »

Heyman says HBP film in early stages

In a new interview, Harry Potter movie producer David Heyman discusses the Order of the Phoenix as well as the sixth film, saying: “We’re working on the script. We’re working on the storyboards. We’re working on designs, but it’s early days.” He also briefly spoke about Deathly Hallows. “I’m sure I’ll be a little sad when it’s all over, but I don’t know what happens. I have my thoughts, but I’m sure everybody has a theory. I can’t wait to read the end, to read the last chapter, because while it’s book seven it’s one saga.” Read More »

Heyman talks end of Potter

In a new interview, Harry Potter movie producer David Heyman discusses how he “can't wait” for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. On his life post-Potter, he says: “It's a combination of sadness and excitement, I think—for Jo, and for all of us. This world has become a huge part of millions and millions of people's lives. We all love it so much, and I think, afterward, there will be a little hole in our lives for a while.” Read More »