Friday, August 15, 2008

Warner Brothers Chooses Money Over Kids, Delays New Potter Film for Full Year

The Huffington Post reports that "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth installment in the blockbuster film franchise about boy wizard Harry, is moving from its planned Nov. 21 release to July 17, 2009, distributor Warner Bros. said Thursday.

The move was made to take advantage of an open weekend in Hollywood's busy summer season, said Alan Horn, Warner Bros. president and chief operating officer. The film had been on schedule, and the change was not due to any production snags, he said.

"The picture is completely, absolutely, 100 percent on schedule, on time. There were no delays," Horn told The Associated Press. "I've seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November."

So fans will have to wait a full year now to watch a movie that is finished because of greedy executives. Way to disappoint millions of kids, Warner Brothers. Nice Job!


wolfy0112 said...

Well I think their wonderful tactic of putting their pockets before the thoughts of the people who spend a hundred dollars a pop to see these movies is pretty crappy. The last time an HP movie was released, we saw it six times, that is almost six hundred dollars off of my family. We are so disgusted right now we are considering not bothering this time. I mean come on, we have read the books, we know what happens.

Kathryn said...

Wow, how many people are in your family?

Personally I think WB might be lying through its teeth as to the reasons. The only time I've ever heard of a movie being pushed back was because there were quality issues. No movie studio ever wants to admit to those though. I'm wondering if the BBC unknown fell through this time.