'Potter' producers talk 'Deathly Hallows' movie; Radcliffe dismisses Spielberg as director

  February 11, 2008 at 7:10 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Various)
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In an new interviewopens in new window with Harry Potter producers David Barron and David Heyman both refuse to rule out the possibility of splitting seventh and final movie, The Deathly Hallows, into two films.

Mr. Barron states:

We are still discussing it. The announcement will be made hopefully in the not-too-distant future, with regards to the way seven shapes up.
The only negative of splitting the book into two films is that people could possibly perceive it as being one last chance at cashing in. But the real positive, if we were to do that, would be that we wouldn't have quite the battle we always have of 'How do you compress all that book into just over two hours of screen time?'

While Mr. Heyman says:

A couple of people have expressed interest, people have gotten a few calls and a few emails, but it's still a year away.
We won't start filming 'til February next year. So it hasn't really gone bananas yet. We've got thoughts, and I'm sure something will be announced in the not-too-distant future.

Also, during last nights BAFTA's event, actor Daniel Radcliffe dismissedopens in new window rumors that Steven Spielberg will direct the seventh movie:

I have no idea how that rumour started or where it came from. It's not true. How's that for a definitive answer?
It's absolute rubbish that Spielberg is directing the final film. It's not true. There's absolutely no foundation in that at all.

And says this about the currently filming of the film:

We're getting through it alright. I'm really enjoying it. We're about six months in and we've only got four more to go.

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