"Hallows" my favorite Potter film so far: Rowling

Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:21am EST
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By Douglas MacLaurin

LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling said the seventh film to bring her fictional characters to the big screen is her favorite so far and left open the slim possibility that she could write about the boy wizard again.

Among screaming fans and alongside cast members on the red carpet in London's Leicester Square for the recent world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," Rowling spoke to Reuters in a rare interview about her feelings on the end of the Potter phenomenon.

"This is my favorite film of the lot. So it's a very exciting evening but I'm looking forward to seeing it again, I've only seen it once finished," she said.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, the penultimate Potter picture, hits U.S. theatres on November 19 and looks set to provide another big pay day for Warner Bros.

The Hollywood studio decided to split the final book about Harry and his wand-wielding pals into two films after the first six movies amassed $5.4 billion at the global box office.

In Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on a mission to track down and destroy the secret to evil Lord Voldemort's immortality and destruction -- the Horcruxes.

The three are forced to fend for themselves outside the comfort of Hogwarts school, and the pressure to fight the forces of evil sees best friends Harry and Ron come to blows.

Rowling said that unlike cast members Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), she had been given more time to digest the finality of Pottermania because she finished writing the books long before filming came to a close.   Continued...

<p>Britain's J.K. Rowling and husband Neil Murray pose as they arrive for the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" at Leicester Square in London November 11, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez</p>