USA Today has the first pic of Harry Potter and friends from the upcoming movie based on the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series.

I think the biggest concern most will have with this film is it will be broken into two parts, the first arriving in November 2010, and the second half in November 2011.  When you have a fine franchise like the one J.K. Rowling created, making it last as long as possible is certainly understandable.

via USA Today

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  1. Josh Mayfield
    December 1, 2009 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Harry! Hermione! Look out! Ron has turned into a zombie and is after your wizardy flesh!

    Well, maybe he’s after Hermione a bit more intently, wink wink.

  2. FattyJoe
    December 1, 2009 at 10:49 am — Reply

    I think the biggest concern most will have with this film is what everyone’s hair styles will look like. So far, from this pic, it is not looking to good.

  3. lifeisaglitch
    December 1, 2009 at 10:57 am — Reply

    I like that they are splitting it up, it will make for a better adaptation….hopefully. And I don’t really blame them for milking it like that. Now if they had tried to split more than one movie and ended up with very aged actors I would have a problem with it.

  4. Kirby
    December 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    Uh boy the 9 year-old fan boy is jumping for joy and crying all at the same time.

  5. seneca
    December 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm — Reply

    The only problem with them splitting it into two movies is that the final book doesn’t really get exciting until the kids get back to hogwarts for the ‘Battle for Hogwarts’ which means the first half of the two movies is going to put me to sleep.

  6. Mike Keller
    December 3, 2009 at 9:26 am — Reply

    The first time I read book 7 I thought she had hurried it along a bit, as though the publisher had said ‘lets wrap this up, ok?’. The second time through I realized how much there had been in it. It was a problem of my own perception.
    Given that ‘movie 6’ had to have so much CUT from it, I was glad to hear that book 7 would not be just ‘movie 7’. If only they had done as much for ‘Dune’.
    Yes, they are ‘milking it’, but no more than anyone who does a ‘series’ of anything. You can’t tell me that ‘crossover’ stories are anything less than a way to sell more comics. If you’re willing to ignore that, the question for fans is do they do an adequate job of story telling?

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