Warner cancels 3D release plans of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

MUMBAI: 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 they will not have a completed 3D version of the film within their release date window.

The decision has been taken as they were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality and hence do not want to disappoint fans. Warner will release the film day-and-date on 19 November, 2010, as planned.

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 JK Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment.”

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

As scheduled, on 15 July, 2011, Warner will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters their final installment of the film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, in both 2D and 3D formats.