David Yates talks Deathly Hallows from the set

Continuing with their series of Potter reports leading up to the release of Half-Blood Prince, the Los Angeles Times now has a piece with Director David Yates:

It was about 3:20 a.m. yesterday when my phone rang: It was David Yates, the soft-spoken British director whose second “Harry Potter” film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” arrives in theaters across America on July 15. He sounded apologetic: “It's quite early there isn't it? Thanks for doing this, mate.”

Despite the hour, it was my pleasure to take the call — Yates is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet and, after visiting him outside London last year on the set of “Half-Blood Prince,” it was a treat to catch up, even if his schedule required the pre-dawn appointment. Right now, Yates is in the midst of filming the final boy-wizard adventure, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which will be split into two films.

“We're here in the forest, we've just finished the scene where Harry, Hermione and Ron are captured by the Snatchers after being chased through the woods. The Snatchers are brutal and scary but they aren't the most intelligent of creatures.They're trying to figure out exactly who it is they've caught.”

Read much much more with David right here. There are some great comments from him about the casting of the trio and much more!