'Harry Potter' release pushed back to 2009
Were you hoping to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this November, as announced by Warner Bros. just a short time ago? Too bad. They've pushed it back to July 17, 2009, Reuters reports.
The studio says it made the change in order to take advantage of the big money summer movie season. Thanks a lot, makers of The Dark Knight.
"We know the summer season is an ideal window for a family ... release, as proven by the success of our last Harry Potter film, which is the second-highest grossing film in the franchise, behind only the first installment," WB president Alan Horn said.
But not only that, it seems this year's writers strike caused a few problems, since Horn said it "impacted the readiness of scripts for other films." And indeed, the studio needs to focus on its storyline for its slated Thundercats project.