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Friday, August 15, 2008

Harry Potter, Mike Myers, and Quentin Tarintino

First up, I've got bad news for my Pottermaniac friends.

The movie version of the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been pushed back a few months. It's no longer coming out November 21. Now, it's coming out July 19, 2009.

Warner Brothers has given two reason for pushing the film back:

1) The last movie, Order of the Phoenix came out in the summer and was a monster hit, so family movies CAN be summer blockbusters!

2) Thanks to that writers' strike that happened earlier this year, Warner Brothers is kind of light on summer blockbusters for 2009. So, Harry got promoted!

They also assure us that this isn't affecting their Harry Potter schedule, and that the two-part adaptation of the final book, The Deathly Hallows, is still on track for a November 2010 and May 2011 release.

The upside is I now have time to read the books! My Pottermaniac friends keep telling me to read them, but, as Bender would say, reading is for suckers.

Well, Mike Myers just found a great way to redeem himself for his mega-bomb The Love Guru.

He just signed on to be in Quentin Tarintino's next film!

Tarintino is hard at work at making his long-talked-about World War II epic Inglorious Bastards.

No word yet on who or what Myers will be playing.

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