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Final Harry Potter Book Will Become Two Movies

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsEven though J.K. Rowling put an end to the Harry Potter series with last year’s final book, the characters will be guaranteed life until 2011.

Although the adaptation for the sixth story (Harry Potter and and the Half-Blood Prince) is still currently in production, plans for the seventh novel have already been announced.  will actually spawn two separate films.

Instead of sacrificing parts of the 784-page tome to accommodate one installment, Warner Bros. will be stretching the series out into the next decade.  (Think of it as their family-friendly version of Kill Bill.)

David Yates, the director behind Phoenix, will also be the one behind the last two chapters.  He is currently working on getting Prince finished in time for the November 21 release date.

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