Director David Yates tells USA Today the upcoming first part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will be “a road movie” that is much more grounded in reality than the previous “Harry Potter” movies.
“It’s going to feel very real. We’re going for a verite approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they’re like these three refugees on the run. They’re out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don’t have a home to go to. We’re kind of pulling away from the magic a bit and bringing more reality to it” said Yates.
One thing that may be surprising is nudity. Readers will remember ‘The Silver Doe’ chapter from the book in which Harry strips down to his undies to retrieve a sword from the bottom of a lake.
If Radcliffe in wet tighty-whities isn’t enough to get the girls screaming, Yates indicates he may have no kit on at all as Ron sees nightmarish visions produced by a horcrux trying to defend itself and Yates tells Video Business (via Coming Soon) that one “shows Hermione and Harry embracing and kissing. It’s something intriguing and sensual for Rupert to react to, and Dan will be bare for that.”