HARRY POTTER & HALF-BLOOD PRINCE RELEASE DATE MOVED TO JULY 2009!

Yes, it is true. The movie has been pushed back. Rumors are flying that it has to deal with Daniel Radcliffe will be right in the middle of his sensational, highly publicized run on Broadway in the play, “Equus.” Radcliffe appears naked in the play, on stage, during the release of the Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince.

That has nothing to do with it. Radcliffe’s naked pictures have been on the web for at least two years now and his performing Equus during the time the movie would have no effect on the movie. The real reason is as simple as the nose of your face: GREED! After you read the statements from Warner Brothers I believe you will come to same conclusion.

BURBANK, Calif.Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has moved back the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to Summer 2009. The sixth installment of the blockbuster Harry Potter

franchise will now open day-and-date domestically and in the major international markets on July 17, 2009. The announcement was made by Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.

In making the announcement, Mr. Horn stated, Our reasons for shifting Half-Blood Prince to summer are twofold: we know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent pole release, as proven by the success of our last Harry Potter film, which is the second-highest grossing film in the franchise, behind only the first installment. Additionally, like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other filmschanging the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of. We agreed the best strategy was to move Half-Blood Prince to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer.

Jeff Robinov, President of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, confirmed, The release date change does not alter the production schedule for this or future Harry Potter films. Post-production on Half-Blood Princes release plans for the two-part Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will not be affected by this change. We know Harry Potter fans are eagerly anticipating seeing the final chapters unfold onscreen. In fact, the good news for them is that the gap will now be shortened between Half-Blood Prince and the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. was completed on time, and the studio

Commenting on the release date change for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, David Heyman, the producer of all the Harry Potter films, offered, When Jeff Robinov explained the rationale behind moving the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to July 2009, it was immediately apparent that this offered us the potential to reach the widest possible audience. I am extremely proud of this latest film and of the work of David Yates and our incomparable cast; I believe we have developed and pushed the series further still. We are all looking forward to sharing it with Harry Potter fans around the world, even if we have to wait just a bit longer.

David Yates, the director of both Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and who will also helm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, added, It has been a joy to work on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Dan, Rupert and Emma and all our returning young cast continue to blossom, and our new cast members bring fresh color and life to Hogwarts. Even as we put the finishing touches on this latest film, we are already beginning preparations on the final two filmswe start filming in Februaryand I am excited to bring this remarkable series to the exciting and moving conclusion its loyal fans deserve.

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. David Yates, who directed last years summer blockbuster Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, returns to direct Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. David Heyman and David Barron are the producers, with Lionel Wigram serving as executive producer. Steve Kloves wrote the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are reprising their roles as young wizards Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film also stars Jim Broadbent, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis and Julie Walters. The cast also features David Bradley, Jessie Cave, Frank Dillane, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Helen McCrory, Natalia Tena, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Bonnie Wright.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

So there you have it: Corporate Greed! This is what truly pisses me off, every Harry Potter movie, EVERY ONE has been released going into the Christmas season. It’s a tradition, it’s something to look forward to during that time of the year. Thanks a Million GRINCH & SCROOGE (WB) you really know how to & killed the season!

Official Press Release

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~ by Digory Kirke on August 17, 2008.

3 Responses to “HARRY POTTER & HALF-BLOOD PRINCE RELEASE DATE MOVED TO JULY 2009!”

  1. Actually, Order of the Phoenix released in July.

    That doesn’t change the fact that I’m upset about the movie being pushed back though.

  2. And they wonder why people result to crime and download copies of films?!?!?

  3. oh my god i cant believe that i got to wait that long now to see it and im the biggest fan of harry potter on the earth on mars on watever planet or universe i just love it to bits its the best movie on planet earth i watched every single harry potter movie 1 to number5 now i have to wait till next july tto see number 6 OMG!

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