Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Coming Soon: 21 November 2008!

My goodness! This is quick!

Reuters: Potter No. 6 claims Thanksgiving '08---

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth installment of the lucrative franchise, will come out in theaters on November 21, 2008.

Now, Warner Bros. just needs to hire a director and confirm the cast. The fifth installment, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," bows in July.

The "Prince" date will mark a return to the Thanksgiving period for the sorcerer series. Of the four "Potter" films to date, only the third installment, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," has been released during the summer.
What exciting news! I am quite looking forward to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as it is my favorite of the six novels already out. I hope it is fantastic.

Movie 6 is just over 2 years away. Is anyone in line yet?

And in related news, E Online has a story on "Harry" Woos Helena , about Helena Bonham Carter, among others, joining the cast of HP5 as the horrid Bellatrix Lestrange. She'll be perfect.


Stephanie said...

I think Helena is going to be great! I can't think about the next movie because if I do I just know I can't wait two years for it to come out!!!

So - you may have already addressed this elsewhere on your blog - but if not - which is your favorite screen adaptation of an Austen book? And why? Can you pick just one? ;)

Lady Jane said...

I agree about the movie, but I also don't want it to come because then it is over!!! :) Book 5 is my favorite (did I say that in the post?).

Hmmm, I haven't addressed which is my favorite screen adaptation of one of JA's books. I would honestly say the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice. To my mind, it captured the essence of the novel. It was so beautiful. I was prepared to dislike it exceedingly, but I walked out of the theater on clouds. I think Keira Knightley (I didn't like her before it) was perfect as Elizabeth. She can be very beautiful, but sometimes can look plain too. Lizzie isn't supposed to be the most beautiful girl, but her character makes her interesting and attractive. I think Keira, who was the same age as Lizzie, did an excellent job.

And, when I first saw pictures of Matthew MacFadyen as Mr. Darcy I admit I was disappointed. Then, I saw him in the movie and was amazed at how perfectly he suited the role.

The 1995 mini-series of P&P is good and long, but it doesn't pull me in like the 2005 movie.

Which is your favorite? I do so love the others, as well.