Final Harry Potter book will be two films

Mar 13, 2008 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Warner Brothers announced today that the final chapter in the Harry Potter series will be released as two films.

Twice the final HarryThe news arrived after the previously released films have been widely well-received, with qualifications from Harry Potter fans.

Although the collective consensus is that the films have been faithful adaptations of the books, the idea of the most important of the books – the final chapter – not be cut to fit into a two-hour film is exciting news for every Muggle.

With its rich material and answers to questions that have spawned over six books, producers have made a wise decision to split the "Hallows" in two.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is being slated for opening during the holiday season of 2010 with the final installment arriving the following summer.

Warner Brothers, always possessing a keen understanding of milking a franchise (Batman), will have the final two films in the Potter series opening during the biggest time periods of any film year – Christmas and summer.