[thechat] Harry Potter movie

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Nov 16 02:43:01 CST 2002

On Sat, 16 Nov 2002, Norman Beresford wrote:

> Hi Madhu
> >Apparently, there are seven Potter movies planned. Do they plan to freeze
> >Daniel Radcliffe between movies? ;)
> Each film is based on a book, and each book covers a year of Harry's school
> like.  They've churned out the first two films at the rate of one a year, so
> the natural ageing of the characters actors fits in perfectly.
> But of course life doesn't like to be perfect, so they actor playing a major
> role in the first four books has just died, and (and to some a lot more
> importantly) the author has yet to (and by many acounts probably never will)
> finish the fifth book,

It's with the editors, Norman. She had a year and a bit off after book 4
with all the movie stuff going on, but that's not the same as just

All the previous books have been released on the 1st day of the school
summer holidays - I doubt they'll hold this one back until then.

> let alone the sixth and seventh.

All 7 were written in outline long before any were written in detail.


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