The BBC is reporting that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will be split into two movies.
Star Daniel Radcliffe told the Los Angeles Times that splitting JK Rowling’s final book in two was the only sensible option for the film-makers.
“There have been compartmentalised subplots in the other books that have made them easier to cut – although those cuts were still to the horror of some fans,” he told the paper.
JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has dropped some hints that it’s possible there might eventually be another book set in the Harry Potter universe.
“If – and it’s a big if – I ever write an eighth book, I doubt that Harry would be the central character. I feel I’ve already told his story.
“But these are big ifs. Let’s give it ten years.”
I think it would be pretty hard for someone like Rowling, who went from no where to the top of the bestsellers list, to just step out of the limelight since all the books are now finished. I imagine that getting the accolades she got for the series are something she’s going to grow to miss, and we’ll see another book (and more likely a series) before those ten years are up.
Via The Daily Mail
Amazon.com has released the Kindle just in time for the holidays. The device has a battery life that lasts for days, gets wireless EVDO delivery of content, and has a crisp black and white screen… all this in a device that weights 10.3 ounces.
You can read blogs on it, get newspaper and blog content delivered to it, it has a keyboard. It’ll even fully recharge in 2 hours.
The key thing about the device I think is that there are no wireless bills, service plans or commitments. If they had charged a monthly fee, I think that would have killed the device.
Now, if you want to get your own personal files or pictures on the device, you can e-mail them for $0.10. I’m not sure why there would be a charge for that, but not the other online content.
Check out Amazon’s Kindle page for a lot of info and video.
What do you think? Would you buy one?
Update Looks like you’ll be changed $1.99 per blog per month.
Entertainment Weekly has a nice article from Stephen King (yes, that one) talking about the Harry Potter phenomenon. (Spoilers galore in there, so if you still haven’t read Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, don’t read it).
In an interview on the Today Show, JK Rowling revealed what happens after the final book, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
Don’t read further unless you’ve read the final book! Spoilers ahead!
In the interview she reveals:
Harry and Ron are Aurors, and Harry is the head of the Department. Hermione is is “pretty high up” in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
And the three “revolutionize” the Ministry of Magic, making it a “really good place to be.”
Read more about this at MSNBC.com.
The link in this story reveals some spoilers about the 7th Harry Potter book, so don’t follow it and read it if you haven’t read it!
JK Rowling is planning on writing a “Harry Potter Encyclopedia” explaining some of the background of the characters, and possibly writing about some of their fates after book seven, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, ends.
She also reveals who got the “reprieve” she talked about before book 7 came out. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, one of the characters was supposed to die, but she decided against it. There has been a lot of speculation about who that was, and she’s finally revealed who she saved.
MS NBC Via The Leaky Cauldron
Just finished reading Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.
It was excellent.
The Harry Potter Book has been leaked, and the last chapter is available on the net
In order to prevent spoilers from appearing here on the blog, I’ve turned off comments. They’ll remain turned off until sometime next week.
There are just a few days before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released, and I’ve been thinking… Have we seen the last of Dumbledore and Sirius?
I would say that in Dumbledore’s case, we almost certainly haven’t. He does have a picture in his office after all. We’re sure to hear some advice from that. We might even see more of him in a different context if Alberforth turns out to be as important to the last book as we think.
….You don’t think that Dumbledore and Alberforth switched places at the end….nah…
Anyway, many people think thought Sirius might be back. For a long time I thought that when he “died” it probably didn’t really die. I was sad to see that I was wrong about that, when JK Rowling stated Sirius was indeed dead. I really liked that character.
But does that mean we won’t see Sirius or Dumbledore (outside his frame, I mean) again?
I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see one or both of them show up as ghosts in the final book. Whether that will be a ghost ala “Nearly Headless Nick” or a ghost as appeared out of Voldemort’s wand (yes, I know it wasn’t Voldemort that killed him… I meant a ghostly form in that same sense).
Any thoughts on whether we’ll see either of them?