New ‘Deathly Hallows’ Trailer Reveals Seven Harry Potters
Yes, it's sad that there's only one "Harry Potter" book left to turn into a movie. But you should find some comfort by the fact that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is being split into two movies. And if that's not good enough, the first movie features not one, but seven different Harrys.
In the just-released full trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," you get your first glimpse of how they adapted one of the most memorable scenes from the book for the screen. In it, Harry is face-to-face (to-face-to-face-to-face) with his friends who have all been magically transformed to look like exactly like him. Watch the new trailer below, and keep reading to see what else has been revealed in this new preview.
The book begins with Harry Potter turning 17, which means that the spell his mother place on him will wear off. Knowing that Harry will be attacked by Lord Voldemort's army of Death Eaters, the Order of the Phoenix transforms Ron, Hermione, and four others into decoys. With one Order member to protect each of the duplicates, they split off to try to draw fire away from the real Harry. Harry and his friends are able to get away, but at a great cost (which, for the sake of those who haven't read the book, will not be revealed here).
The new trailer also offers the first glimpse at some new characters. Chief among them is Rufus Scrimgeour, the new head of the Ministry of Magic. He's played by Bill Nighy, best known for playing Davy Jones in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels (though his performance was almost entirely recreated with a digital character). He speaks of the danger that the wizarding world faces, but we also see Professor Snape reporting to Voldemort that their forces have invaded the Ministry.
The rest of the trailer shows just how action-packed the movie looks to be. It offers a good look at Voldemort's frighteningly huge pet snake, Nagini. Harry, Hermione and Ron are on the run among the Muggles in downtown London. Dobby the House Elf returns for the first time since "Chamber of Secrets." The Death Eaters come sweeping down from the sky to attack. Though for all the impressive visual effects, the most dramatic moment is when Harry grapples with Ron after he shouts, "You have no family!" It's all quite impressive and emotional, and it can make you wonder just how wrenching the final second half of the story will be.
The first part of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" will arrive in theaters -- in both 2D and 3D -- on November 19.