See the Trailer for WB-Approved 'Harry Potter' Fan Film on Voldemort
by Alex Billington
June 2, 2017
"I'm still smelling dark magic here…" This looks very cool! There's a small group of die-hard fans currently working on a Harry Potter fan film that is about the young years of Voldemort, or Tom Marvolo Riddle, and how he became so evil. The project is titled Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, and it is still being finished, but they've released a teaser trailer and it looks damn good. This was originally seeking funding on Kickstarter until Warner Bros shut it down. But they have since announced that they have gained approval to continue. From Polygon: "We had a private and confidential discussion with Warner Bros who contacted us during the period of the crowdfunding campaign. The only thing we can say is that they let us proceed with the film, in a non profit way, obviously." That's a relief to hear. Looking forward to seeing the final film.
Here's the first teaser trailer for fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, on YouTube (via SlashFilm):
Description from YouTube: "About the early life of Voldemort, powerful dark Wizard from the Harry Potter saga, and all the reasons that made his name so well-known and feared among his peers." Voldemort: Origins of the Heir is directed by Gianmaria Pezzato, who is also editing and finishing the VFX for the film. It's executive produced by Stefano Prestia, who also worked on the props and sound; with original music by Matthew Steed. The story is based on the flashbacks to Voldemort’s youth as Tom Marvolo Riddle (as seen in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince). Pezzato and Prestia wanted to explore the unknown aspects of his descent into darkness. The film is still being finished, and there is no release date yet. For more updates, follow on Instagram or Facebook, or their website. What do you think of the footage so far?
They're also working on a Trump movie called Trump: Origin of the Hair
TheOct8pus on Jun 2, 2017
Definitely die-hard fans making it for the same kind of them. There must a lot of them since they got money. They are a commune ...
shiboleth on Jun 2, 2017
I hear that badass monologue from LOTR when I see this trailer. "Something things that should not have been forgotten..."
DAVIDPD on Jun 2, 2017
Wait, someone at a major studio has realised that it may actually be a good thing to encourage fan films?
Ross Carroll on Jun 4, 2017
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