Did New “Harry Potter” Film Get Too Gory?
HollywoodNews.com: How’s this for a change of pace: apparently, some scenes had to be cut from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows because they were too gory.
According to comments made to Absolute Radio DJ Christian O’Connell, Nick Moran – who plays snatcher Scabior in the final two Harry Potter films, “the scenes I did were really, really dark.” Some of his scenes did not make the final cut of the film and when he asked why, producer David Heyman stated that the scenes were like “watching Saw“.
In the series, Snatchers are individuals – similar to Bounty Hunters – who are in pursuit of individuals that have been identified by the Ministry of Magic as “undesirables”: Muggle-born wizards (those who were born to non-magic parents) or “blood-traitors” (pure-blood wizards who accept all wizards regardless of their birthright). Harry, Ron and Hermione have the misfortune of running into a gang of them while they are on the run from the Ministry.
The Harry Potter films have gotten progressively darker over the years, which chronicles the growing danger and ultimate battle that will be fought between Harry Potter and the evil Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released in two parts, with Part 1 coming to theaters on November 19, followed by Part 2 on July 15, 2011.
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