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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' remains in 2D

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Scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the sixth installment of the billion-dollar franchise. Photo Credit: Jaap Buitendijk

The backlash against movies that get converted to 3D after they're shot has been loud and painful. Right, "Clash of the Titans" and "The Last Airbender"?

Seems Warner Bros. has learned from those who have gone before them. Here's their statement released Friday in regards to Part 1 of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," due in theaters Nov. 19, 2010.

Warner Bros Pictures has made the decision to release “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters, as we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate “Harry Potter” experience.

Producer David Heyman said, “For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment.”

Director David Yates continued, “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”

Below, you'll find links to the trailer and photo gallery.


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