Fire Destroys Harry Potter Set

0
1
Subscribe to Harry Potter alerts

Production on the new Harry Potter movie was thrown into jeopardy on Friday (19Mar10) when a blaze ripped through the set.
Firefighters were called to Leavesden Film Studios in Hertfordshire, England after explosives, used in a battle scene in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, ignited scenery.
It took 40 minutes to bring the blaze under control - but much of the set was badly damaged, according to Britain's News of the World newspaper.
A source tells the publication, "We were shooting the scenes where Hogwarts gets blown up in battle. But fire managed to catch hold of the set and it went up in flames. It was completely out of control at one point.
"The special effects guys involved are devastated. There's always a risk when there's shooting involving fire and explosives but this shouldn't happen."
The movie's top stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were not on set during the blaze.
The first part of the film is due for release later this year (10), while the second instalment is set to hit the big screen in 2011.


Contactmusic

Tags: Harry Potter

0
1
Subscribe to Harry Potter alerts
Advertisement

More Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling Shares Dolores Umbridge's Background In New Harry Potter Story

Harry Potter fans were in for a treat on Friday (31st October) when J.K. Rowling posted a new story on Pottermore.com detailing the background of...

J.K. Rowling To Bring Dolores Umbridge Out Of Retirement For Halloween Pottermore Special

In case you needed another reason to look forward to Halloween, here’s a cool thing: J. K. Rowling has promised Potterheads a brand new story...

J.K. Rowling Denies That She's Finished Writing A Romance Novel

The internet has been ablaze in recent weeks about J. K. Rowling’s future writing projects, but she took to social media on Thursday to clear...

Best Decision Ever: Hagrid J. K. Rowling Is Building Hagrid's Hut In Her Back Yard

It’s probably pretty cool to be J. K. Rowling overall, but the best part has got to be the replica Hogwarts in your (her) back...

Advertisement

Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC movies, 3 JK Rowling Films And 3 Lego Movies

There was big superhero movie news today as Warner Bros. unveiled plans for extending the franchises of established favourites such as The Lego Movie and...

Wait, Is JK Rowling Working On A New Harry Potter Novel?

JK Rowling has sent the Harry Potter world into a spin after posting a series of cryptic messages on Twitter, alluding to new projects and...

JK Rowling Hits Back at Twitter Troll Over Gay Dumbledore

JK Rowling has offered a blunt, curt response to a Twitter user who tweeted his unhappiness about Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore being gay. The...

Who Is Celestina Warbeck, The Subject Of J.K Rowling's Latest Work?

Creator of one of the biggest literary and cinematic franchises of all time, JK Rowling, has recently revealed she has written a literary profile of...

Advertisement

Comments

sobriquet87's picture

sobriquet87

This really sucks! I'm so relieved that no one was injured in the fire. This is going to delay filming big time! Luckily the HP films has a big enough budget to cover it. I just hope none the film was destroyed so they won't have to re-shoot a bunch of stuff.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488251

4 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

Harry Potter Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Harry Potter

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All