Deathly Hallows Not Going To Be 3D

October 8, 2010 by  
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Deathly_Hallows300Harry Potter And The 2D Experience… Warners have abandoned their plans to perform 3D conversion on the next Harry Potter film. Before you go bemoaning the loss of a whole dimension from what is shaping up to be the most exciting in the Potter franchise, think of the 3D converted disasters we’ve had lately – The Last Airbender and Clash Of The Titans. The last thing we want is Harry standing next to half of himself.

Warner Bros’ full statement reads as follows:

“Warner Bros. Pictures has made the decision to release “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters, as we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010, as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate “Harry Potter” experience.

Producer David Heyman said, “For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment.”

Director David Yates added, “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”

As scheduled, on July 15, 2011, we will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters our final installment of the film franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” in both 2D and 3D formats.”

So how about it Potter fans? Are you bothered?

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  1. Jonathan says:

    I don’t understand. Does this mean there will not be any 3D sequence at all in the film? Not even in IMAX format? I am frankly a bit tired of WB’s changes of mind, and quite confused about what this piece of news mean. Could someone explain this a bit better? Thank you!

  2. admin says:

    No 3D sequences in the first Deathly Hallows film (which is probably a good thing because it’s not filmed in 3D and the conversion process often leaves much to be desired).

    Part 2 will be in 3D.