The final installment of the Harry Potter series is going to be presented in 3D. When I initially heard that bit of news I was admittedly disappointed that one of my favorite film franchises is jumping on the bandwagon of a trend that many would argue is ruining cinema. However, the greatness of Harry Potter is in the story, which will likely not be affected by the distracting use of technology.
The official trailer for the two-part finale was released today and it is looking pretty fantastic. It has a very Lord of the Rings feel with dark sepia tones and epic sweeping camera shots. The second half of the trailer is a brief montage where the camera is very fluidly moving towards and away from the characters. The film is being released in two parts, but the trailer appears to show scenes from both. The excellent Ralph Fiennes appears ready to steal his scenes once again as the gloriously evil Lord Voldemort, one of the most wicked film villains of all-time.
Check out the trailer below and let me know your favorite part in the comments.
In conjunction with today’s trailer release, the studio has also released a number of stills. Check out my favorites below and you can see the rest at /Film.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 will be released on November 19, 2010.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 will be released on July 15, 2011.