Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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  1. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    How about making this the new thread about all aspects of the Third Movie.

    Let's discuss
     
  2. Jason Whyte

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    Okay, but I'm not going to make this thread offical for about two years. [​IMG]
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  3. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    okay seems fair, how about the pre-official thread then
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  4. Adam Lenhardt

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    Sounds good, I'm game. Here's some basic facts:
    Director: Alfonso Cuarón
    Best known for his explicit sexual drama 'Y tu mamá también,' he has never the less proven himself skilled at adaptations (his modernized take on Charles Dicken's Great Expectations was released to critical acclaim in 1998); as well as children's movies with his beloved remake of Shirley Temple vehicle A Little Princess (which was in and of itself a book adaptation). Expect great things from this one.
    Daniel Radcliffe returns as Harry Potter
    Rumors persist that he will be on able to complete the series as his physical maturation quietly outpaces his character's. Regardless, he will make atleast Azkaban. In fact, production was delayed to allow him a semester to adjust to a new school. His performance in Chamber of Secrets was better than that in Philosopher's Stone, so we can hope for a similiar quantam leap this time, as his character tackles what are some of the deepest emotional pathos of the series so far.
    Emma Watson returns as Harry's quite studious Muggle-born witch friend Hermione Granger.
    Having accomplished a very tough scene in the second film after she is the victim of racial bigotry, one could argue that she is the most talented actor/ress of the trio. She'll half to be, as she steps up to a much more integral part this time around, not petrified for half of this movie, she plays an integral part the rather somber ending. This will be the first serious delving into her character, so lets hope Miss Watson's up to the challenge.
    Rupert Grint returns as Harry's best friend, red-haired Ron Weasley.
    Though his role in this film will be probably less significant this time around (him being out of comission for the ending and all), he must still deal with the loss of his pet. We know that Grint can pull off comedy well. How will he hand the meatier stuff?
     
  5. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Well, no official announcement has been made that I know of, but I heard that Ian McKellen (Gandalf from Lord of the Rings) is on the top of the list to be Dumbledore in the third Harry Potter.
    A good pick, in my opinion.

    ~Eric
     
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    Any word on who will play Dumbledore?
     
  8. oscar_merkx

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    from reports here in the UK, it seems that Richard Attenborough may come out of retirement to play Dumbledore
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  9. Kevin Korom

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    The rumours about Tom Felton not being in PoA are not true- just another internet rumour.
    Richard Attenborough is lobbying heavily for the role of Dumbledore; IMO he'd be a good choice. Ian McKellen would be an even better choice, but I somehow doubt he'll do it. I find it hard to believe he'd want to play a wizard in two different series. He may be the only actor who could pull off the two roles simultaneously, though.
    It's a shame they are taking so long to get the 3rd film made, but I guess the children's long-term well-being is more important. At the rate the books are (not) coming out, the films of the last couple books may well star Radcliffe's/Watson's/Grint's children[​IMG]
     
  10. Joe Wong

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    I'm quite curious regarding who'll they cast for the roles of Lupin and Black. My wife and I think Ewan MacGregor for Lupin (she thinks he'll look too young in comparison to Rickman's Snape, but I think he's actually close to the right age from the book), and maybe Colin Firth for Black. Firth has the gravity to play the character.

    Oh, and also: Alan Cumming for Peter Pettigrew!

    Any other choices?

    Joe
     
  11. Kevin Korom

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    I also think Ewan McGregor would make an excellent Lupin! I've always pictured a younger Jonathan Pryce as Sirius Black- too bad he's probably too old to play the part now...although, with the heavy toll Azkaban has taken on him, perhaps his aged appearance might be appropriate after all. Besides Pryce, I haven't really thought of anyone who's seemed right to me.

    As for Pettigrew, while he doesn't exactly fit the physical description in the book, my 1st choice would be Tim Curry.
     
  12. JonZ

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    I still say Tim Roth or Sean Bean for Sirius Black would be really cool.

    I think we'll see both an Azkaban and Goblet Of Fire with the same main cast before any real changes are made.
     
  13. Ray H

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    I myself wouldn't mind Jeremy Northam for Lupin.[​IMG]
    Attenborough may be a tad short for Dumbledore (anyone know how tall Radcliffe and Harris are/were?). But if he wants it that bad, he'll do.
     
  14. oscar_merkx

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    Would there be a possibility that both Prisoner of Azkaban & Goblet of Fire would be filmed simultaneously as they did with Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Matrix sequels, so that the three kids would not look that different.

    My 2 cents
     
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  16. Dome Vongvises

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    My vote for Sirius Black would be Viggo Mortensen. If I remember from the books correctly, Black had sunken eyes, and was really, really skinny. I think Viggo could pull that off.
    I'm not sure of Lupin's characteristics though. I couldn't get a mental image of him when I was reading the book. I'd like Ewan McGregor to be this guy.
    All I know is that the dementors need to be cool.
    BTW, I'm a little confused, but is Harry's mom a muggle or not? In the films, it seems like she's not, but in the books it's explicitly stated she is.
    Hell while we're at it, we all ought to figure out the actors for the fourth one. Who'd play Mad-Eye Moody? [​IMG]
    I say Humphrey Bogart for Peter Pettigrew. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I think Gabriel Byrne, would be a great Professor Lupin.[​IMG]
    How do you think the movie will be different in style to columbus previous films? now that there is a new director?
     
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    In the first film, while the Dursley family is hiding at the island cabin and Hagrid barges in, Petunia Dursley speaks in less than flattering terms about her "freak" of a sister who was the only one in the family to display magical talent. So it was established in the film that Lily Potter was indeed from a family of muggles.

    I thought Tom Riddle looked a lot older than 16. :wink:
     

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