WB working to release Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince in a 3D Blu-Ray format

If the recent news about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1’s 3D-less release had you down, you’ll be pleased to know Warner Brothers is currently working to convert Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince into 3D films for Blu-Ray.  Says Variety:

Work has begun on “Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth pic in the franchise. Prime Focus London is the lead facility on the conversion, with additional work being done by company’s Hollywood and India facilities.

Prime Focus and Warner took a lot of heat after the 3D version of “Clash of the Titans” was rushed; in contrast, work on the conversion of “Half-Blood Prince” is proceeding methodically. Including Warner’s plans to put both parts of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 3D, all four “Potter” pics directed by David Yates have been in line for 3D conversion.

Yates is still in post on “Deathly Hallows” and will not turn his attention to the 3D back titles until early 2011. However, the Prime Focus process is flexible enough to permit the director to view shots and ask for adjustments after most work on those shots has been done.

No release date for these films has been set likely because Warner Brothers wants to take their time in making sure the conversion is done right.