Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
London location filming is afoot on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Above you’ll see a snap from the set, showing Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in action – legging it from a (white-on-white, do highlight) Wedding when the Death Eaters threaten to show up and turn it all The Graduate. The picture comes from MATRIX photography via The Telegraph.
The boy wizard and his producer friend David Heyman have hinted to Empire where the split between the two Deathly Hallows films is going to come. After the break, their spoilery hints.
We’ve played around with a couple of places and ultimately settled on a place that we think is very exciting, and I think quite bold, in that it’s not necessarily where one might expect. You want to give a sense of completion, on one hand, but a sense that there’s another piece, more to come. We tried one and then Steve [Kloves] came up with the idea to try it another way and when we tried that, it felt just right.
Which might not be enough to give it away. Radcliffe added that the moment when audiences will be ejected, left to wait for months on end and then expected to pay for a new ticket just to find out how things will resolve comes, cheekily enough, “at a very tense cliffhanger”. As if they don’t make enough money off of these films, eh?
Radcliffe also discussed how the proposed blend of make up and CG aging techniques that could be used to add years to the existing cast members for the epilogue leave him a little worried:
I am nervous about that because if it’s good I’ll be really, really pleased; if it’s not good and that’s what people are left with, that would be awful. If it’s a choice between having me, Rupert and Emma looking a bit stupid and it being slightly comical or having other actors play us, I would go for other actors every time. So, we’ll see.
Well, tough, Dan, because it sounds awfully like David Heyman really fancies himself a bit of Benjamin Button for the Potter wrap-up.