Bad News For Harry Potter Fans

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There will be NO Harry Potter movie this November.

We repeat.

No Harry Potter movie this November, as previously expected and announced.

The popular franchise’s release has been postponed to July 2009, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The studio, Warner Bros. is blaming the Writers’ Strike.

Because of the strike, some of the big ‘tentpole’ movies they were counting on for Summer 2009 won’t be ready, so they’ll need HP to get them through next year’s big season.

They say:

“Like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films-changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of,” he said. “We agreed the best strategy was to move ‘Half-Blood Prince’ to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer.”

Don’t worry!

We’re expecting the Twilight movie coming out in the fall to give us a good fix!

[Image via WENN.]

Aug 14, 2008 5:30pm PDT

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