By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, THR
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I don't know what to think of Warner Bros' announcement confirming that they will convert Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into a 3D version, after seeing how well Avatar did! Considering that I thought Half-Blood Prince was a big step down in quality for the franchise, I don't want the filmmakers getting distracted by adding a gimmick to the film that it wasn't originally designed for.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 3D
Warner Bros. already toyed with the 3D medium on the last Potter film, but that only included a small segment made for 3D. The cost to convert an entire film to 3D is approximately $5 million, with another $5 million going to pay for the 3D glasses.
The studio is so gung-ho about the new medium that it looks like they will also be converting Clash of the Titans to 3D. The studio's initial projections had the film making $200 million domestically; an aggressive estimate. With 3D showings filling in, the film could go on to earn plenty more than that.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I opens to theaters on November 19.