WB announces planned release of new HP DVD game

Warner Bros announced their intentions to release a new Harry Potter DVD game receantly, titled "Harry Potter: Wizarding World", based upon HP films four through six, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire",
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix".
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", and The game also features new activities and other exclusive games. In a press release, WB announced the titles of all the planned mini-games. There are fourteen activities in all.
The game premires on December 1st, 2009, wherever dvds are sold. It is to be priced at $24.99 at most retailers. And according to its producers, the DVD game is intended to do fairly well over the holidays. It will be a little time to find out if this guess is right, or otherwise, sometime in early spring 2010.

HP DVD extended edition to be released

Though it was considered a rumor, It has been confirmed that WB is marketing extended editions of the Harry Potter films, the first two released just in time for the holidays. Appearantly, WB is reluctant to let one of their all-time franchises die. With the final Harry Potter film premiring in July 2011, WB is starting to plot ways to keep the fandom alive. And their plans seem to be succeding. extended movie editions, video game contracts with LEGO to produce HP video games. Though most seem to feel that the HP fandom will die the night after the final film premires, I have the opinion that this is overkill. With these items, and with JK Rowling's encyclopedia currently under work, HP fans will still have much to look forward to in the coming years.

HP theme park announcement

Recently, it was confirmed that Universal Studios is about to make a major announcement concerning the upcoming mini theme park,
"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" on September 15th. This is appearantly true, for Universal began sending out press invitations. Much speculation is surrounding this announcement, for Universal and Warner Bros have kept things very quiet up until now. One possible explanation could have something to due to this fact. As construction began for the HP addition to Universal's theme park, it was stated by officals from both companies that the HP addition to the Universal park would debut somewhere between Fall 2009 and Spring 2010. It is possible that Universal has chosen a premire date, and has decided the time is ripe to announce the exact date.

As no confirmation has been announced concerning this, this possibility should be counted as a rumor until either company confirms it.

JK Rowling: Back working on HP encyclopedia?

Recently, It was revealed by author Ian Rankin, a friend of JK Rowling, author of the much awarded
"Harry Potter" book series, has revealed startling new evidence concerning his fellow author. He announced on BBC radio that the last time he saw JKR, he noted that she was working hard on a HP encyclopedia, an encyclopedia, she claimed, she was not planning on releasing anytime soon, after a enlonged court trial. The reason of this trial being that a fan of the series, named Steven Vander Ark, announced his intentions of releasing a dictionary strikingly similar to the encyclopedia manuscript JKR herself admitted to be writting. After much deliberation, the judge ruled in favor of JKR. But Steven Vander Ark published his book, however, but on the cover of the book was a notice decreeing that the book was unauthorized.
The trial took a heavy toll on Ms Rowling however, and she announced her intent to delay work and/or publication of her encyclopedia.

But appearantly, JKR could not resist the urge to once again pick up her pen and paper. And many of the fans agree with this.
Once an author, evermore an author.

HBP box office update

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the newest HP film in the series, looks to be well on its way to making it onto the top ten box office earners. It has just surpassed all but two films out of the previous five. Only the first film,
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", and film 5,
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", remain ahead of film 6. The sixth film is currently dominating 12th place on the alltime list, and is slowly creeping closer to 11th place. At the present time, it is unclear where the film will end up.