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New 'Harry Potter' movie will be 2-D

Actors Greg Powell and Daniel Radcliffe are seen in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.' (Warner Brothers)

October 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The new "Harry Potter" won't be as dimensional as it was supposed to be. The latest film will now be released in 2-D. In a statement Friday, Warner Bros. Studios said that it was unable to complete the 3-D conversion of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" in time for its scheduled release date.

The seventh installment in the popular boy-wizard franchise will now be released only in standard 2-D, not 3-D.

The studio says it did not want to keep 'Potter' fans waiting.

"Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality," the studio said in a statement. "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."

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will be released in both 2-D and 3-D on July 15, 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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