Warner Brothers trademarks HARRY POTTER Quidditch

What does Warner Bros have planned? It looks like they are setting certain Harry Potter projects aside.

Warner Bros. is cooking up something big for their Harry Potter franchise. They definitely aren’t done with it. On top of the spinoff Potter movie being written by J.K. Rowling, based on her faux textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the studio has locked in some more trademarks that hint at some other films and forms of entertainment we might see for the franchise. One of which might lead to a sports movie that centers on Quidditch, which would be awesome! According to Bleeding Cool the registered trademarks include…

The other spinoff mini-book Quidditch Through The Ages.

The Quidditch teams Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons, Kenmare Kestrels.

The Quidditch expert Kennilworthy Whisp, and fictitious author of Quidditch Through The Ages.

Newt Scamander, the fictitious author of Fantastic Beasts.

The Potter book-within-a-book Tales Of Beedle The Bard.

Are you intrigued by what some are speculating to be a Quidditch movie?

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Source: Geek Tyrant

 

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Universal Orlando Resort releases advert for Wizarding World expansion

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Universal Orlando Resort sent out this image in a promotional email to their online community, advertising the upcoming Harry Potter attractions in the park! This is some of the first official information released, and it definitely looks promising! I’m curious about the “innovative attraction based on Gringotts bank…” how about you?

From Page To Screen- Warner Brothers to release a $1000 Limited Edition

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Warner Brothers reports that the studio is releasing Harry Potter: Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey.  The eight-volume collection is designed to resemble a bookshelf at Hogwarts;

“Six of the books focus on the workings of the creative departments behind the films — wardrobe, props, special effects, and the like — while the seventh is a commemorative keepsake offering an intimate look at the relationships that developed between the cast and crew over the decade it took to produce all eight films. But the best part by far is the eighth book: a scale replica of The Monster Book of Monsters”

So maybe it’s not worth $1000, but if you act quickly, you can get it for $600 pre-order on Amazon. The set is limited to 3000 editions worldwide, so ACT QUICKLY!!!


Here’s a list of the extras:

* A cloth-covered case, styled to look like a shelf from a shop in Diagon Alley
*  A cloth-bound edition of Harry Potter: Page to Screen
* Seven additional volumes detailing the Harry Potter creative team’s ten years of extensive efforts:
* The Creature Shop Compendium: Flora and Fauna from the Harry Potter Films
* Environments Envisioned: Building Fantastic Sets and Scouting Dramatic Locations
* A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films
* Movie Magic: Practical Props and Exciting Effects
* The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
* Ten Years Later: Life on Set with the Harry Potter Cast and Crew
* Wizard Wear and Muggle Attire: Costuming the World of Harry Potter

* A replica of The Monster Book of Monsters film prop
* A gilded portfolio of five frame-able prints of original Harry Potter concept art
Thanks to Matt Goldberg for the heads-up!

Harry Potter: The Exhibition runs in New York City

A collection of props from the Harry Potter movies has toured all around the world, and this fall, it will be returning to the United States. Harry Potter: The Exhibition is to be housed in Discovery Times Square this upcoming season, according to Herald Online.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition, where visitors will be able to visit dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts™ film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the films.  Original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2, will be on display for the first time along with hundreds of original props and costumes from all of the previous Harry Potter films.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition offers fans a firsthand view of hundreds of authentic artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets—including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hutthe Gryffindor™ common room—and more.
From this Potterhead’s personal experience, I can say that Harry Potter: The Exhibition, is definitely worth seeing. It’s an amazing exhibit, filled with unforgettable scenes- such as Hermione’s Yule Ball Gown and the flying Ford Anglia. A lucky few can even be sorted by the real Sorting Hat prop!

New J.K. Rowling/ Daniel Radcliffe interview released

Warner Bros. has been keeping us entertained by releasing tidbits from the extended special features available in the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection,  out Sept. 7. This particular video shows a section of an interview between Daniel Radcliffe and J.K. Rowling that reveals Rowling’s thought process for some of Harry Potter’s plot. The video and information come from Snitch Seeker.

Daniel Radcliffe: In the fifth film, you came to the set, and we had probably had the biggest talk about the character, even though it wasn’t major thing, but I was asking you questions about the relevance of Dumbledore’s Army and how important that is in terms of what will happen later. I remember what you said to me, that it’s very important because at some point Harry will have to lead large numbers of people.

J.K. Rowling: Yeah, the only real resistance, the only organized real resistance. I always knew the final battle would happen at Hogwarts. So that’s where all this was working towards. Along the way I had to set it up so Harry could become a leader of some form of resistance movement, because it was far too implausible. I remember that talk – I remember that talk vividly.

Dan: And on the wall, in my room, I had just done a big project where I had taken pictures of lots of authors off the internet and written little biographies about them underneath and written their names. I can definitely remember you picking out one.

Jo Rowling: It was George Eliot.

Dan: Let’s talk about the relevance of George Eliot.

Jo Rowling: When I was looking for maiden name for Lily, I chose Evans on the basis that it was George Eliot’s real name.

Dan: See, that’s wonderful. I don’t think anybody knows that.

Jo Rowling: No, it was just one of those – it was quite random things, but sometimes, for strange reasons, you use a name that always thereafter means more to you than it does to anyone else. Yeah, I do remember that.

Leavesden Studios reopens for Tom Cruise movie

Warner Bros. had previously used the location for filming of all eight Potter movies, and allowed visitors to tour the inside. Now, “All You Need is Kill,” starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, will be shot there.

The Chicago Tribune brings us more of the story.

Warner bought the Leavesden site, on the north-west outskirts of London, after making all eight “Harry Potter” films there using temporary soundstages and facilities.

It invested £120 million ($190 million) transforming the site into a fully-fledged permanent studio with nine stages, which opened for business in June. It also houses a Harry Potter tour that has been welcoming visitors since April.

Even before completing the redevelopment of the studio, Warner used it for reshoots of “Jack the Giant Killer” this year.

“All You Need Is Kill,” which is already in pre-production, is the first feature to be entirely based there.

What do you think? Was anyone lucky enough to tour Leavesden Studios?

Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection list released

Today, July 31st, marks Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s birthdays- and also the day when Warner Brothers released a list of the items that the Harry Potter’s Wizard Collection includes.

The Leaky Cauldron posted a list of the items.

…due in stores on September 10, 2012. Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection contains more than 37 hours of special features, including all previously released special features from the eight Harry Potter films and nearly four hours of never-before-seen bonus features.

Films Included in this Collection – All on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Theatrical Version and Extended Cut
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Theatrical Version and Extended Cut
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 2D and 3D Versions
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 2D and 3D Versions

Blu-ray Special Features for Hours of Entertainment – Includes all previously released Special Features

  • Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection Bonus Disc: Nearly 4 hours of features including:
    • All New! “The Harry Potters You Never Met” – Meet the stunt doubles for Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as they demonstrate how they balanced major stunt work with seamlessly mimicking the actors they represented and share their favorite moments.
    • All New! “Designing the World of Harry Potter” – Explore how production designer Stuart Craig and his creative team brought J.K. Rowling’s imagination to life on the screen.
    • All New! “When Harry Left Hogwarts” (Extended Version) – Hear candid and emotional stories about the final days on set in this extended behind-the-scenes look.
    • All New! “50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments” (Definitive Version) – Take a look back with cast members who share their on and off-screen memories.
    • All New! “Secrets Revealed! Quidditch” – At last, the secrets behind the special effects required for the breathtaking Quidditch scenes are revealed!
    • All New! “Secrets Revealed! Hagrid”- See the camera tricks, towering stand-in and voluminous body suits behind the beloved Keeper of  Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Bonus Disc: Over 2 hours of features including:
    • All New! “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 7: Story”
    • Plus all previously released special features!0
  •  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Bonus Disc: Over 4 hours of features including:
    • All New! “Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part. 8: Growing Up”
    • All New! “A Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe: Extended Version” – with 15 minutes of new footage
    • “Hogwarts’ Last Stand” (Extended Version)
    • Plus all previously released special features!

·  Exclusive Premiums

  •  Memorabilia designed exclusively for the collection by the graphic designers from the films
  • Label Collection –  A collection of prop labels created by the production for potions, wizarding products and more
  • Harry Potter Catalogue of Artefacts – 48-page rigid book featuring the favorite props of the film’s graphic designers
  • Blueprint poster of Hogwarts castle – Detailed blueprint of Hogwarts castle is 22” x 26”
  • Concept Art Prints – High quality color concept art prints from the films are perfect for framing
  • Map of Hogwarts and the areas surrounding it – Full color 24” x 36” map of Hogwarts  printed on fabric
  • Stuart Craig Sketch Prints — Series of 5” x 7” black and white concept sketches from Harry Potter production designer, Stuart Craig
  • Horcrux Locket  –  Wearable, high-quality prop replica created by Noble Collection
  • Certificate of Authenticity – A uniquely numbered 8” x 10” certificate inspired by a Hogwarts Express ticket

Additionally, a video has been released featuring Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Warwick Davis and Evanna Lynch exploring the boxset for the first time and giving fans a look at what’s inside.

Which special features do you think sound the best?