Warner Bros. cancels plan to give 3-D treatment to the first part of 'Deathly Hallows' movie because they 'were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality.'
Despite its magical world, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" can't make everything happen as planned. Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that they will not release the movie in 3-D though it has been promised to the fans, and it will now only hit both conventional and IMAX theaters on the scheduled release date.
"Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality," the studio reasons. "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. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate Harry Potter experience."
Backing the studio's decision, producer David Heyman says, "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 adds, "This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first."
However, Warner Bros. promises that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" will still arrive as scheduled July 15, 2011 in conventional and IMAX theaters in both 2D and 3D formats.
Despite the cancellation of the 3-D release for "Deathly Hallows: Part I", potential audience of the movie still can expect more when they watch it in theaters. Warner Bros.' DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has announced at New York Comic Con on October 8 that the first trailer for "Green Lantern" will be attached to the first part of the "Harry Potter" final installment when it is debuted in November.
"Green Lantern", which is starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Martin Campbell, will hit U.S. theaters on June 17, 2011.