With part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows set to arrive in theaters next month, Warner Bros. Pictures has dropped plans to release it into 3D theaters.
In the studio's official statement earlier today, they revealed that the deadline to convert the film from 2D to 3D technology wasn't met and it was below their standards. Rather than unleashing a sub-par 3D conversion---something which has been attributed to the studio's recent Clash of the Titans remake---they're electing to just release the final adventure into conventional 2D theaters and IMAX.
"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."
Director David Yates adds: "This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I will hit theaters November 19, 2010.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II will hit theaters July 15, 2011.