First Look: Two Photos from New Harry Potter 6 Trailer!
We just got an e-mail from our friends over at BlogHogwarts alerting us that USA Today has already posted the first photo of a young Tom Riddle that will be shown in the upcoming trailer (that is due out sometime in the next 24 hours) for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Although we'll see the full trailer very soon, my own "whoa!" reaction was enough to convince me that this was worth mentioning! I haven't even seen the trailer and these two photos are already making me excited. Warner Brothers is leading up to one hell of an amazing conclusion in 2011 and Half-Blood Prince looks like it's already ramping up the energy and intensity and I can't wait! Not only do we get a first look at the young Tom Riddle, but we also get a first look at Dumbledore's firestorm that he uses in the caves.
Director David Yates said that editing is complete and the studio will soon be shown the finished product four months in advance of its theatrical debut. The biggest reveal is the young Tom Riddle, played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, who grows up to become Lord Voldemort. Hero is Ralph Fiennes' (who plays Voldemort) nephew in real life, however Yates explained that his relationship to Ralph "wasn't the primary reason for choosing him." Instead, "I went for Hero because of this wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us." This last bit should give you a chill down your spine. "Even at a very young age, Tom Riddle shows tendencies toward cruelty and maliciousness," Yates says. "And it's a very unsettling thing to see." Check out the new photos below and tune in for the trailer soon!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is again directed by David Yates, of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix previously, and written by Steve Kloves, who also wrote Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire but not Order of the Phoenix. This is the sixth book in J.K. Rowling's immensely popular series. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince arrives in theaters on November 21st this Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for the trailer as well!