"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" will not arrive in U.S. theaters until November 19 but some lucky people managed to watch it during a test screening on Saturday, August 21. Director David Yates as well as producers David Heyman and David Barron were said among the attendees of the screening, which reveals the film's current runtime is two-and-a-half hours.
[SPOILER ALERT!] The movie opens with Rufus Scrimgeour addressing the media. Similar to the book, a ghostly version of Dumbledore will be guarding Grimmauld Place in the film. Additionally, it is known that Kreacher appears in the upcoming installment of "Harry Potter" film franchise and he obeys Harry Potter.
The Tale of the Three Brothers, which occurs as a fictional story in the books, will be featured as an animated sequence in the movie as Hermione Granger tells the story. The test screening additionally affirms that the first part of "Deathly Hallows" will end "at about Chapter 24 of the book," with Voldemort stealing the Elder Wand.
Since "Deathly Hallows: Part I" is still in post-production, some CG and other effects work was unfinished and green screens were still seen at some points within the film. For additional details about what scenes which make it to the movie, check out MuggleNet.
"Deathly Hallows: Part I" begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes - without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore. In the meantime, Harry is drawing ever closer to the ultimate battle with Voldemort.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" which is due in the U.S. July 15, 2011 is also helmed by David Yates. Both movies will get 3-D treatment.