Warner Bros. Ditches 3D for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

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3-D haters rejoice, Harry Potter fans lament! Warner Bros. has scrapped plans to release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I in 3-D, citing lack of time before the film's November 19th release date to do a proper steroscopic conversion. Many who are fed up with the horribleness of badly post-converted 3-D releases, like Clash of the Titans and the recently released stinker My Soul to Take, can breathe easy.

Voldemort Shooting His Wand

It seems Warner Bros. has gotten wise to the idea that to do 3-D right in post, it simply cannot be rushed. For fans who were hoping to see Harry's last adventure in 3-D, don't worry, as the studio still plans to release Part II in three dimensions. For the first half, you're just going to have to settle for 2D IMAX for the time being.

Hit the jump to read the Warner Bros. press release!

Warner Bros Pictures has made the decision to release "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX theaters, as we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate "Harry Potter" experience.

Producer David Heyman said, "For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling's books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment."

Director David Yates continued, "This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first."

As scheduled, on July 15, 2011, we will deliver to conventional and IMAX theaters our final installment of the film franchise, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2," in both 2D and 3D formats.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Quotes

Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody: Fare warning, it tastes like goblin piss.
Fred Weasley: Have lots of experience with that do you Mad Eye?... just trying to diffuse the tension.

Harry Potter: [From the second trailer] You think I don't know how this feels?
Ron Weasley: No! You don't know how it feels! Your parents are dead! You have no family!

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