Harry Potter movies to be re-released in 2017?

According to International Movie Data Base, Harry Potter movies are going to re-release in 2017.

Me, being skeptical about this news, I decided to contact people from Warner Brothers to see if they are planning to make this happen.

There is no confirmation, but some discussion.

I have made this petition to tell Warner Brothers to make this happen!
Go sign and promote this to your friends. :)

http://www.change.org/petitions/warner-bros-rerelease-the-harry-potter-movies-internationally-in-july-2017-warner-brothers-to-re-release-the-harry-potter-movies-globally-in-july-2017

Thanks <3

-NettleD

New Article About The Casual Vacancy

We are days away from J.K Rowling’s new book. An article from “The New Yorker” had made an apperance and they talk about just that!

Rowling says,

I have drawn a map of Pagford,” Rowling told me when we met, in late August. “It’s one of the first things I did.” We were not speaking in her Edinburgh house, or at her country place—which stands in grassland, overlooking a fast-running river in a vall

ey north of the city—or in her home in an expensive part of west London. We were at her office, which occupies an unmarked Georgian building on a handsome street in central Edinburgh, not too far from a café that, in mockery of competitors, has hung a sign that reads “J. K. ROWLING NEVER WROTE HERE.” The office has high ceilings, Turkish rugs over wooden floors, figurative oil paintings by modern Scottish artists, and the air of a small but very well-funded embassy. According to the London Sunday Times, Rowling is worth nine hundred million dollars.

She was ready for a change of genre. “I had a lot of real-world material in me, believe you me,” Rowling said. “The thing about fantasy—there are certain things you just don’t do in fantasy. You don’t have sex near unicorns. It’s an ironclad rule. It’s tacky.” She then added, carefully, “It’s not that I just wanted to write about people having sex.” Rather, she began with the idea of writing about a local election, which gave her a “rush of adrenaline.” The Harry Potter series had an alluring creation story, known to all fans: in 1990, on a delayed train between Manchester and London, Rowling was overwhelmed by the thought of a boy who learns, at the age of eleven, that he is a wizard. The idea for “The Casual Vacancy” also came to Rowling while she was travelling, but this time she was on a private plane, touring America to promote “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”“It’s been billed, slightly, as a black comedy, but to me it’s more of a comic tragedy,” she said. If the novel had precedents, “it would be sort of nineteenth-century: the anatomy and the analysis of a very small and closed society.” A local election was “a perfect way in,” she said. “It’s the smallest possible building block of democracy—this tiny atom on which everything rests.” One could say that national politics does not rest upon local politics, and that no modern British town is a closed society; some of Rowling’s characters may seem eccentric for the earnestness with which they regard a local election. She acknowledged that the scale of parish-council decision-making is “easy to laugh at” but said that “part of the point is that those decisions that are being made do dramatically affect people’s lives, up to life and death sometimes.”

She said, “In my head, the working title for a long time was ‘Responsible,’ because for me this is a book about responsibility.

How do you feel about the book?

Leaky Cauldron Review: The Wizards Collection

If you were looking for an interview about the new Harry Potter: The Wizards Collection. You came to the right place. Are friends over at Leaky Cauldron has done an excellent review of The Wizards Collection. Here is what they had to say:

(Whole interview on their site)

My first impression upon taking the set out of its box was that it was massive.  It opened up, and out, and down, and side to side, with discs and memorabilia at every turn.  This 19 lb. collection is well worth the space it takes on your DVD shelf… or, more accurately, on its own special table, because it contains everything we’ve seen from the Harry Potter films– the movies themselves, the extra scenes, behind-the-scenes features– plus new and extended content all in one place.  Blu-ray, traditional DVD, and UltraViolet versions of all eight Harry Potter films are the backbone of this collection, but the quality of both the special features and the packaging itself cannot be overlooked.  The attention to detail and of the set goes above and beyond anything I’ve ever seen before for a DVD collection.  This is not simply a vessel or a shipping case that you’d throw aside once you have extracted the DVDs and additional content from the box.  Rather, it is something that will remain a home for the discs, each with their own special place (sometimes well hidden place) in the box.

Once everything had been niffled out of its hiding place, the entire collection is undoubtedly impressive.  In addition to the DVDs, each box set contains a prop-inspired label collection, a blueprint poster of the Hogwarts Castle, film concept art, Stuart Craig sketch prints, a fabric map of Hogwarts, a Nobel Collection Horcrux Locket, and a certificate of authenticity.  These items, especially the sketches by Stuart Craig, are beautiful renderings of settings and scenes now iconic in the films.  The hard-bound Catalogue of Artefacts is one of my favorite parts of this set, for it allows for a closer look at many of the painstakingly detailed and intricate props seen for seconds in the films.

Moving on to the new content, the most interesting disc (and the disc I put in first) would have to be the Wizard’s Collection bonus disc.  It is also– a fluke, I’m sure– the trickiest item to locate.  This contains a mixture of new special features and extended editions of previously released features.  Here’s a rundown:

The extended version of the previously released When Harry Left Hogwarts adds nearly thirty minutes of extra material to the documentary, including the touching story of David Holmes, the long-time stunt double for Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), who was injured on set in 2009.  We also get a glimpse at the filming of the Boat House scene in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, along with candid moments with the actors and director between takes.  Next, production designer Stuart Craig is the focus of Designing the World of Harry Potter, which shows just how crucial his vision was to the film series.  We also get a pretty intense look at the making of Quidditch in the films, as well as how they made the character of Hagrid appear as giant as they did.  In these sections, we get a lot of behind the scenes looks at the technical craftsmanship that goes into creating what we see on the screen.  Finally, in 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments, the cast and crew go back through the eight films to recount some of their favorite moments to film.  A highlight is Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling speaking of seeing the Mirror of Erised on the set of the first film and being thankful to the filmmakers for remaining true to her story’s British roots.  Together, the four plus hours of special features on this disc give us fans a new look into things that we may have already seen or read about, but sheds so much more light onto the craft and care taken to create these films.

Will you buy it?

J.K Rowling on ABC September 26th-27th

J.K Rowling will be interviewed by Nightline’s co-anchor Cynthia Mcfadden about her new book: The Casual Vacancy. ABC states:

Interview to Air on “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline” on Wednesday, September 26th

J.K. Rowling, one of the world’s most successful authors, embarks on a new adventure in her first novel in seven years. She invites “Nightline” co-anchor Cynthia McFadden to Scotland for a rare interview and exclusive preview of “The Casual Vacancy.” This is Rowling’s first U.S. network television interview to discuss one of fall’s most anticipated novels. Her bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books has sold over 450 million copies worldwide.

 The interview will air on “Good Morning America, “World News with Diane Sawyer” and Nightline” on Wednesday, September 26. More of the interview airs on“Good Morning America” on Thursday, September 27.

Will you be watching?

September 1st

We are going home. Today marks the anniversary of the Hogwarts Express! It might have not been the best. Considering it was blocked for one year and a dementor came swooping in. Also Harry tried to impress Cho Chang but got covered in puss by Neville’s plant……

The Daily Quibbler welcomes you home. Where it all started and ended!

The Casual Vacancy Interview

So as you can look in our Other News section you can tell that J.K Rowling will be in Lincoln Center promoting The Casual Vacancy. She’s not just doing that, she’s taking over New York as well with appearances on the following: Good Morning America, ABC’s Nightline, World News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and to be interviewed on 2 newspapers as well; including USA Today.

Recently, a new interview about The Casual Vacancy has been released by USA Today. The workers for the company seems very intrigued about this new book:

I expect the world to be ecstatic at the range of her imaginative reach,” predicts Rowling’s American publisher, Michael Pietsch. One of the few to have read the embargoed book, he calls Rowling “a genius, one of the great writers of all time.” Reading the 512-page novel, he says, “reminded me of Dickens because of the humanity, the humor, the social concerns, the intensely real characters.”

But the secrecy surrounding The Casual Vacancy isn’t. As with Harry Potter, there are no advance copies for the media, no early reviews. In the case of Harry Potter, this public-relations blackout only fed the frenzy. To date, the seven-book series about a boy wizard has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, and it became one of the most successful movie franchises in history.

To promote her first novel for adults, J.K. Rowling will be interviewed by novelist Ann Patchett before a live audience on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. The event will be held in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 10 and include a copy of Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown, $35), being published Sept. 27. She will sign copies of her book at the event and take questions from the audience. It will be her only public U.S. appearance.

Tickets, issued on a first-come, first-served basis, are $43 if purchased online, $44 if purchased via phone, $37 if purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office. Approximately 1,100 tickets will be available.

 And one of the most admired. Parents, teachers and librarians around the world revere her for hooking children on reading. She published the first Harry Potterbook in 1997, just around the time when computers joined TVs as must-have family electronics.

The big question today: Will those little Potter addicts who waited so breathlessly in line at bookstores to buy the new Potter at 12:01 a.m. now rush out to purchase (or download) The Casual Vacancy?

Fans who read Harry Potter as children will be one of the core audiences for this book, without a doubt,” says Diane Roback, children’s book editor at Publishers Weekly “I cannot think of an author who is more beloved by her readers.”

The book will be released on September 27th!

Pottermore Chamber of Secrets Updates

NEW UPDATE

In the past week, The Pottermore Insider has stated that they are currently making the “final touches” of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Well it’s better than what they usually do, keep us in the dark until they finally release it.

The Insider has stated:

(August 24th)

Our artists are putting the final touches to some slugs, bugs, quills and watery spills in the next Pottermore chapters.

Will you be able to guess where these might appear in the new Moments…? 

(August 22nd)

“This week, we’re finessing the animations for the next chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

“We’ve been polishing up the Hogwarts moving portraits and tackling the challenging Whomping Willow to ensure they’re looking their best.”

“We’ll have another update for you later this week on the Insider.We’ve been back in the studio this week, finalising more sounds that feature in the second instalment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

August 15th)

“We’ve been back in the studio this week, finalising more sounds that feature in the second instalment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

“From the cry of the Mandrake to Moaning Myrtle’s sobs, we’ve been making sure the effects are just right.”

“There will be another development update, here on the Insider next week.”

As you can tell I bolded “later this week” on one of the articles. Which I think is the most important part of these updates: the time. If another update is coming sooner than the last two, I’m betting they are almost done with it. I have a feeling the new chapters will be available very soon. I’m guessing around August 27th-September 3rd.