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Full US ‘Half-Blood Prince’ Trailer

The last few days have given us a flood of trailers (it’s not over yet, the high quality version of the Trek trailer is due any minute now) and here is yet another. This is the full theatrical trailer for July’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This trailer really gives a sense of what to expect and it’s nice to see that the style is even more mature that it’s predecessor, much like the novels did. This is likely to get pretty dark, but there are already assurances of much needed levity here and I’m confident there will be a proper balance. I’m looking forward to this and the Deathly Hallows duology that will finish off the screen version of the story.

International ‘Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince’ Trailer Is Out

The new International trailer for the next Harry Potter film has hit the interwebs.  With a little over seven months to go, anticipation is already building for The Half-Blood Prince. Those of you who have already read all the books know what’s in store for Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts. If you’re only following the films, then trust me when I say the darkest times have yet to come and this next movie, while monumental in it’s own right, sets the table for the feast that awaits in the seventh year (and final two films). For now, enjoy being teased:

J.K. Rowling: “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” Coming in December

The Children’s High Level Group , a British charity co-founded by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, announced today that it is to publish Rowling’s collection of short stories The Tales of Beedle the Bard .

"We are so thrilled to be publishing such an exclusive and special book. This unique project will raise vital funds for the work of CHLG, to help us change the lives of hundreds of thousands of marginalised and institutionalised children who are living in appalling conditions, and make sure that no future generation suffers in this way.”
Emma Nicholson
Co-founder of CHLG

Within the Harry Potter mythology, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is the volume of five wizarding fairy tales which was left to Hermione Granger by Professor Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Only one of the tales, "The Tale of the Three Brothers", is related in the book, making this publication the first time the remaining four stories have been revealed.

Not only written, but also illustrated, by Rowling, the net proceeds of all sales will be donated to Children’s High Level Group. Three editions of the book, all in the English language, will be printed and distributed through Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Amazon. The Bloomsbury and Scholastic editions ($12.99 / £6.99) will include additional commentary on each fairy tale from Professor Dumbledore and feature an introduction by J.K. Rowling. Amazon will be producing a maximum of 100,000 Collector’s Edition copies ($100 / £50). The Collector’s Edition will aim to closely replicate the look and feel of the original seven-copy handwritten version released in 2007. All editions will go on sale Thursday, 4 December 2008 and CHLG anticipates proceeds in the area of $8 million / £4 million.

For more information visit Amazon by clicking here .