Final Harry Potter Split In Two

Those eagerly anticipating the Summer 2010 release of the film version of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will be sad to know that it has been delayed a few months.

The reasoning however is good. Warner Bros. Pictures intends to split up the last “Harry Potter” story into two separate films to incorporate all the action.

According to The Los Angeles Times, both films will be shot back-to-back with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” opening November 2010 whilst “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” will finish the saga in May 2011.

David Yates, who helmed last year’s “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and this year’s “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is slated to return to direct both installments of ‘Deathly Hallows’. Scribe Steve Kloves, who penned all but the ‘Phoenix’ adaptation, will also pen these scripts.

The move allows for a more complete adaptation of Rowling’s 784-page tome which will please the fans, and gives the studio an extra chance to rake in profit from the franchise. All the cast have been confirmed to be returning for the fina feature.