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Harry Potter 3D Axed

Warner Bros. Pictures won't distribute final Harry Potter in 3D.

By Jarrod Sarafin     October 08, 2010
Source: Warner Bros, HR

Mudbloods are targets for Voldemort's regime in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows(2010).
© Warner Bros. Pictures

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.


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gabogoblin 10/8/2010 5:12:36 PM

 Nice, better to have a good movie than just flashy 3d, way to go

cheekymonkey 10/8/2010 5:59:37 PM

Amen...while I'm sure partsof it would be cool in 3D, it's not necessary.  Kind of like Toy Story 3...did that really need to be in 3D?

Superboy93 10/8/2010 7:48:26 PM

See?  They are learning!  Slowly, but learning.

lazerman 10/8/2010 10:24:25 PM

SHOOTING a film in 3-D is AWESOME . . converting so far has SUCKED . .  Glad they changed their minds. .  now if only Uncle George would do the same and realize his 3-Ding of Star Wars will probably SUCK  . .

littlemikey979 10/8/2010 10:26:24 PM

Thank god, someone in Hollyweird is thinking with their head and not wallet. I think I will go see each movie twice just to be sure the studios get that not everything has to be in 3D to make money, and good movies don't need to the 3D to sell.

dawntreader 10/9/2010 12:03:08 AM

so, how much would you bet that after both movies have hit the theaters and gobbled up the consumers hard earned billions of dollars they will turn around and convert all 8 movies and release them to theaters again?

any takers?

Calibur454 10/9/2010 5:18:48 AM


millean 10/9/2010 8:44:42 AM

Bummer for anyone who wanted to see this in 3D.  Fortunately, that is not me.  I don't mind the 3d if it is not used as a gimmick.

djphillips25 10/9/2010 8:45:47 AM

George Lucas is taking the time to do the conversion properly. The problem with the Titans conversion was that it was rushed.

animefanjared 10/9/2010 9:16:14 AM

What a happy surprise.  I didn't know anyone in Hollywood had the integrity to avoid jumping on the 3D bandwagon rather than release a subpar product.  Plus, that money I just saved on my first ticket makes the chances of me buying a second much higher :-)

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