Final Harry Potter movie will be "like a war film"

Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:36am EST
 
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By Mike Collett-White

LONDON (Reuters) - If "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" felt less frenetic than many fantasy blockbusters, then it was the calm before the storm.

Cast and crew of the hugely successful film franchise have described Deathly Hallows Part 2 -- the eighth and last installment in the boy wizard series due out next July -- as a war movie. And unlike Part 1, it will also be in 3-D.

"In Harry Potter 7 (Deathly Hallows Part 1) ... people keep talking about 'Oh it's an action movie' (but) ... this is so sedate compared to what the next one is going to be like," said British actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter.

"The next film, because you've had all the plot set up already, you can just kind of enjoy the insanity of all the action," the 21-year-old told Reuters in an interview.

"The last movie is going to be really, really fast paced and a load of action in it and it is like a war film."

Rupert Grint, who plays Harry's best friend Ron, added:

"Some of the scenes where you've got all the hospital beds and piles of bodies everywhere -- it's really a whole new level for a Harry Potter film. It's going to be epic."

Hollywood studio Warner Bros. decided to divide the seventh and last Potter book by author J.K. Rowling into two films.   Continued...