Work Begins on Sixth Harry Potter Film


In a Newsweek interview with Oscar-winning art director Stuart Craig, who has designed all five “Harry Potter” movies, he mentions that work has begun on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

Craig is now designing sets for the sixth film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” including the astronomy tower where a beloved character will plummet to his death. “It has to be impressive and beautiful and poignant,” Craig says. “So I’m looking forward to doing that.” He’s also anxious to get his hands on J. K. Rowling’s seventh, and final, book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” due in stores July 21, one week after “Phoenix” hits screens. “I can’t wait,” he says. “We need to know which sets to retain for the last film.”

The fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, opens July 13. Warner Bros. is eyeing a November 21, 2008 release for “Half-Blood Prince.”