There wont' be seven Harry Potter movies after all ... make that eight. Citing that it is just "too long" to fit into just one film, Warner Bros. has announced that the seventh and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, will be split in two for the big screen.
David Yates, who directed Order of the Phoenix (the best of the lot so far in my book) and this year's Half-Blood Prince, will helm the two parts, which will be filmed back to back and be released in November 2010 and May 2011, respectively.
This seems like a win-win situation all around. Fans of the books have always carped about cuts in the story made in the transition to film, and Warners gets to milk their cash cow just a little bit longer.