You know, I was never really a fan of the Harry Potter series. I couldn’t even finish the first book it was so boring, and to me the films were good, but nothing great. That is until I was curious enough to check out “The Goblet of Fire”, and ever since I’ve loved the films. In fact, I own 4, 5, and 6 on Blu-Ray.
Well, one of my most anticipated films of this year is part one of “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows”.
In a round table interview, Jason Isaacs, who portrays Lucius Malfoy, talked about his experience on the series and what we can expect from the next films.
Thanks to Cinema Blend:
“Well, very sad for me. I was already nostalgic for the history of Harry Potter while I was still making it and I knew the end was coming. It was two films…they made the last book into two films and it was a fantastic experience because everybody’s back…everyone who is left alive that is…and even some of the dead people. There is nothing greater than sitting around on a Harry Potter set when you’re not filming and listening to the likes of Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent tell stories. And watching everybody crew the scenery up in the few moments you get on screen – trying to out ham each other is magnificent. This big franchise goes out in an epic way. But I was always cognizant of the fact that I’d have to pack up my little furry friend of a wig and stick it in a box and say goodbye to the cane. All the joy was tinged with sadness for me.”
Isaacs continues saying, “I think the end of the films will be a fantastically cinematic and visual feast. It will more than satisfy the readers of the books…but you won’t get is the book on screen. You’ll get something more and different. Everybody is very savvy to the notion that this is a much-loved franchise and this will be the end of an eighth film, and it needs to have weight and substance and you need to feel drained by the end of it. It’s a ten-year roller coaster ride, not a two-hour roller coaster ride, and we all know it and we all felt it, and it was in the air while we were shooting it.”
Wow, I’m sure working with Bill Nighy(not the science guy) was a great experience. And I’m surprised and glad to hear he had such a great time working on the films.
I really can’t wait to see this epic battle between Potter and Voldemort. I’m sure its gonna look fantastic in 3-D, even though I have no interest seeing it that way.
One of the things I hear people complain mostly about is that the films leave out key parts from the books, which I can understand. Thankfully, I’ve never gotten past the first book, so I really don’t mind it at all. Since this is gonna be split into two films I’m sure that many of the key scenes will be left in. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when the film comes out. I just hope they don’t delay it, again.
Are you looking forward to the next Harry Potter?
“Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1” is set to hit theatres on November 19, 2010. Part 2 on July 15, 2011.