USA Today has landed a new image from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (click to enlarge) and it’s exactly the kind of image you get from a movie a year away. Meaning, you see the actors and nothing more. That’s because when a studio releases a new image from a movie that’s not close to coming out, they never show you the goods. They always show you a shot of the people in the movie looking at something, or standing still, but you never see what they’re fighting, or what the movie is about. A money shot is the kind of image you save till just before release.
So while this image is take it or leave it, I don’t know one Harry Potter fan that isn’t looking forward to the two movie finale (part 1 arrives November 2010 and part 2 in 2011). The last few films have been getting better and better, with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson all stepping up their game.
Another reason to be excited is what director David Yates told USA Today:
“It’s going to feel very real. We’re going for a vérité approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they’re like these three refugees on the run. They’re out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don’t have a home to go to. We’re kind of pulling away from the magic a bit and bringing more reality to it.”
Sounds awesome. I can’t wait.