Warner Bros. scraps 3D for 'Deathly Hallows: Part 1'
October 8, 2010 at 2:48 PM ET
HPANA (via Warner Bros.)
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Warner Bros. Pictures just announced they have scrapped plans to release "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" in 3D next month.
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.
"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," said producer David Heyman.
"This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first," added director David Yates.
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.