“Deathly Hallows” Movie Split Gains Momentum

The Daily Telegraph has a new article today focusing on the continuing rumors of the final Potter film being split into two parts. When these rumors started one month ago, all we heard from Warner Bros. was a big “no decision has been made.” Today, we hear from the films’ producers:

We are still discussing it. The announcement will be made hopefully in the not-too-distant future, with regards to the way seven shapes up,

David Barron tells The Back Room. The only negative of splitting the book into two films, says Barron,

is that people could possibly perceive it as being one last chance at cashing in. But the real positive, if we were to do that, would be that we wouldn’t have quite the battle we always have of ‘How do you compress all that book into just over two hours of screen time?’

David Heyman said:

A couple of people have expressed interest, people have gotten a few calls and a few emails, but it’s still a year away. We won’t start filming ’til February next year. So it hasn’t really gone bananas yet. We’ve got thoughts, and I’m sure something will be announced in the not-too-distant future.

We’ll continue to update you on this story as we hear more. Thanks to everyone who e-mailed with the tip!