Warner Bros. Pictures has made the decision to release “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters.
The film company says it will not have a completed 3D version of the film within its release date window.
Meanwhile, Harry Potter fans in Seattle will get the chance to step inside the famous wizard’s magical world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which opens at Pacific Science Center on October 23, 2010.
In the Seattle exhibit, guests will be able to experience dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will run in Seattle through January 30, 2011. (Read: Over 200 Artifacts at Harry Potter Exhibition)
In a similar promotional campaign to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the opening of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger had announced that 100 tickets for the World Premiere will be given away via a new app on the Harry Potter UK Page on Facebook. (Read: Harry Potter on Facebook with Emma Watson)
“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, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010, as planned,” said Warner Bros. Pictures in a statement issued Friday.
The company believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that audiences enjoy the consummate “Harry Potter” experience.
Producer David Heyman said, “For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment.”
Director David Yates added, “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”
As scheduled, on July 15, 2011, we will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters our final installment of the film franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” in both 2D and 3D formats, says the company.
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