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Half-Blood Prince Movie News
« on: July 29, 2008, 09:49:50 PM »

They've announced an actor to play the 11 year old Tom Riddle from the orphanage:

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Potter' trailer unveils a young Voldemort
By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
The sixth Harry Potter movie is continuing to creep toward its Nov. 21 opening.
The trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince arrives today online and makes its debut in theaters Friday before The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Film editing is complete, says director David Yates, and studio officials will soon see the finished product.

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Then next month, test audiences will get a sneak peek — something that doesn't seem to faze Yates in the least. "That's an incredibly useful process," he says.

The big reveal in the trailer (and in this exclusive photo from it): a glimpse of the young Tom Riddle, who grows up to become the wizarding world's most malevolent force, Lord Voldemort.

Voldemort is played by Ralph Fiennes, and his 11-year-old incarnation is played by 10-year-old Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the actor's nephew. Not only does he bear a resemblance to the grown-up Voldemort, but he also has the requisite intensity, Yates says.

"His mother (Martha Fiennes) is a film director, and Hero was very focused and disciplined," Yates says. "The fact that he's related to Ralph wasn't the primary reason for choosing him. It was an advantage that he looked very similar to Ralph. Of course that was useful. But primarily I went for Hero because of this wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us."

Yates stressed how hard it can be for very young actors to find the necessary dark place to play such a creepy character.

"But even though he's the nicest child you'd ever want to meet, sweet-natured and pleasant, he got the corners and dark moods and odd spirit of the character."

Audiences also will meet a teenage Voldemort, still known as Tom Riddle. He's played by Frank Dillane. The character made an appearance in the second Potter film, Chamber of Secrets, played by a different actor.

"Even at a very young age, Tom Riddle shows tendencies toward cruelty and maliciousness," Yates says. "And it's a very unsettling thing to see."

Here's the link for the article from USA Today, complete with photo:  http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-07-28-potter-trailer_N.htm?se=yahoorefer
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Re: Half-Blood Prince Movie News
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 12:53:37 PM »

Looks sweet, can't wait!
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Re: Half-Blood Prince Movie News
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 06:02:57 PM »

Scary.

This is going to be a really interesting movie. I am, as ever, excited and nervous about a movie. This one is going to have a challenge some of the others haven't of making sure they actually keep in some of the things they'll need in order to make sure that the last movie(s) make sense.
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Re: Half-Blood Prince Movie News
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 09:11:51 AM »

What kinds of things in particular do you have in mind, Ping? 
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 01:43:46 PM »

I share your concern, Ping.  So much back story has been eliminated in other movies, I am not sure how the full story can be captured in this film.  There has been little to no reference to R. Black.  He will have to be introduced, and his story, to make this work. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 11:26:01 AM »

Okay, so, I can't think of any specific examples now, 'cause it's been too long. I just worry about the movie in general anyway. :)
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 02:31:45 PM »

I've got faith... they will do what is necessary.  Their challenge is definitely there, but I'm not worried about it!
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 09:57:00 AM »

Well, interestingly enough, they might have bought themselves more time, at least with the later movies, because Half-Blood Prince just got bumped from this fall to being released next summer.
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/08/news-flash-harr.html
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 08:52:43 PM »

Just my luck.  Oh well, looks like Mr. Bond will have to dominate my fall.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2008, 10:12:08 AM »

Apparently they've bumped up the release of the Twilight movie to Nov 21st (iirc--don't feel like looking it up again). Maybe that will help. :)
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2008, 03:58:40 PM »

That may do the trick.  I love when the Harry Potter movies are released around the holidays, though.  I began reading the books during the holiday season, and that time of year has stuck as a close association for the mood of the films.  Don't get me wrong, they are great in the summer as well, but there is something about watching the movies and then going outside where it is cold.  Makes me crave butter beer . . .
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 09:41:10 AM »

Plus, it's much more comfortable to wear a scarf or robes during the winter than in the hot summer. :D
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