We only have a little more than a month until the very last Harry Potter film premieres. I’m a little sad about that, even though the last book was my favorite, and the last half of the book has so much great stuff in it. I only hope the last film will be a proper goodbye to the story and the characters. It probably makes me the saddest because I’ll have far fewer PotterWatch posts in the future, but that doesn’t mean I will be completely done with this feature. I actually love writing about the Boy who Lived and his films, so anytime I hear interesting HP news, I’ll be sure to write about it… don’t you worry, PotterWatch fans.
What kind of HP stuff will I write about once the series is done? Well, something like this for example: filmmaker Nicholas Acosta is filming a faux-documentary on the unsung veterans of the final battle against Voldemort and his Death Eaters (the battle we’ll of course be seeing in Deathly Hallows pt. 2). Appropriately named The Battle of Hogwarts, the short film will incorporate moments from the last book into the stories of different wizards and witches that stood by Harry during those precious hours. Apparently they are still filming, but here is the trailer they posted earlier this week:
Isn’t that just chilling? I especially liked the witch’s face as her friend recounted that night… how uncomfortable she looks remembering those hours. So much went on during this battle because it was just so huge, and it will be great to see what sort of stories this team of HP fans will craft. This looks to be a great project… it reminds me very much of the War Veterans videos released to promote Halo 3 almost four years ago. Now, the film’s Facebook page shows a screenshot of an old man being interviewed, and I can’t wait to find out more about him, too. Did I mention they have screenshots entitled “Luna Lovegood” and “Dean Thomas”? OK, now I am really excited. According to MuggleNet, The Battle of Hogwarts is going to be release online in eight parts sometime in July… just in time for the movie, of course. I can’t wait for both.