The full length trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” has gone online, just a few months before part one of the final book in the Harry Potter series debuts in theaters.
Due to the content and length of the book, it was split into two parts, to be released in November of this year and July of 2011.
The trailer opens with scene from the climax of the book, one of the final confrontations between Harry and Voldemort. It then shows in typical high-drama fashion a series of interspersed scenes depicting the harsh reality that has taken over in Harry’s world, as Voldemort and his minions close their grasp on the world ever tighter.
The Harry Potter film series has been a mixed lot, with different styles creating some inconsistencies between earlier films and the later films in the series. After the first four films featured three directors (including the kid friendly take from Chris Columbus on one and two, which are admittedly, the most kid friendly books of the series), David Yates has directed the fifth and sixth books, and
part one and two of the final installment in the series.
Yates continued involvement through the meatier book-to-film translations of the series has helped give the final films a sense of continuity and rising tension, evident in the latest trailer. The colors are bleak, the characters look worn and defeated, and it seems like war has finally come to Harry Potter.
The final two installments in the series come a decade after the first film premiered in November 2001 to record box-office receipts. Six films later, the series has collected more than $5.4 billion in box office receipts. The cast has remained the same, with the actors selected in 2000 remaining in the roles throughout the series, excepting the recast of Dumbledore when Richard Harris passed away after second film. He was replaced by Michael Gambon.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” arrives in theaters November 19.