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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Harry Potter Moved From November to July

Uh-oh. This is sure to set the Harry Potter fandom on fire. It seems that Warner Brothers has opted to move the sixth film from November of this fall, to July of next year. And we were so close... I thought changing the December date for "Star Trek" earlier this year was kinda mean, but at least the first release date wasn't as close as Harry Potter is.

With just three months away from its previous release date, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has been moved due to Warner Brothers finding the summer as a bigger box office draw and to fill in gaps that the writer's strike left in its wake. The film will now be released July 17, 2009.

This doesn't make a lot of sense to me because the Harry Potter movies have always been a big draw at the box office in November. My take? Sounds like someone might be worried that James Bond will steal some box office receipts. Both had a November release, and I was quite excited about a hefty month of movies, but it appears we'll be settling for "Quantum of Solace."

As for the Potter fans... What can I say my friends? That blows.