Potter 4 won't cut corners, says Newell
August 24, 2004 at 11:06 PM ET
Yahoo! News (via Veritaserum)
mike newell, harry potter and the goblet of fire
Movie Magic magazine has a feature on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and thanks to Veritaserum, we have some new tidbits from director Mike Newell:
Of course, with all the action, adventure, wizardry, and wonder of the Goblet tale - rumors have begun circulating that this film will run a whopping four hours long, with an intermission. This is great news for Harry fans, who naturally don't want the majestic story to be butchered to fit into a two hour time slot. "We're going to be true to the book," says Newell. "We want fans of the book to be thrilled with this movie. We aren't cutting any corners - this is a story that's going to be told."
"Harry Potter wouldn't be the same without a serious Quidditch tournament. And that's another truly challenging scene to film."
You may recall Newell telling Empire magazine in March that the movie won't be four hours long, however. Screenwriter Steve Kloves, who has adapted all the books to date, was asked to deliver a single two-and-a-half hour script.
Update: Check out some scans of the article here: