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HARRY POTTER AND THE £170M FILM BILL World's most expensive

By John Millar

THE next Harry Potter film will be the most expensive movie ever made, says director Mike Newell.

Goblet Of Fire the fourth Potter film will cost £170 million £5 million more than Return of the King, the last in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Filming is due to begin in April and Newell, whose bigscreen successes include Four Weddings And A Funeral and Julia Roberts' hit Mona Lisa Smile, said: ''I think of myself as being really lucky. I'm going to make the most expensive film there has ever been.

''These things are not like ordinary films they are world events.''

Newell agreed that the job of directing a Potter picture carried huge responsibilities. He said: ''I have millions of 10-year-olds who must not be disappointed.

''Making Harry Potter is like being President of Brazil. It is a colossal undertaking.''

Goblet of Fire, scheduled for release in 2005, will again star Daniel Radcliffe as schoolboy wizard Harry and Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, the halfgiant grounds man at Hogwarts.

Robbie's character has presented Newell with a giant sized headache finding an 8 ft tall French woman to play Hagrid's love interest, Madame Maxime.

He said: ''We are casting right now. I've been in Paris, looking for giant women and French schoolgirls.''

TOP FIVE MOST EXPENSIVE MOVIESFox, 1997.2000. £165m: Return of the Kingby New Line, 2003. £112m: Titanic by Paramount/ £96m: Water world by £110m: Dinosaur by Disney, Warner Bros, 1999. Universal, 1995.

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rechan
Jan. 21st, 2004 06:30 am (UTC)
Something you forgot
</i>He said: ''We are casting right now. I've been in Paris, looking for giant women and French schoolgirls."</i>

The horror. The horror.
caniche
Jan. 21st, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
''I have millions of 10-year-olds who must not be disappointed.

Dude, not to mention the odd bunch of thousands of adults who are also looking forward to it! ;D

As for giant women, LOL, good luck with that. Who says she has to be french though? Maybe she can just put on a french accent and voila. I know there are a few huge women here in Holland... ;D
pegla
Jan. 21st, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
My first impression would be 'hey look in Florida', perhaps they can use some CG or effects to make her the same height as Hagrid.

Butbutbut, looking forwards, I am looking forward to see Umbridge, I wonder who will be playing that mega bitch :)

Anyways, looking for part 3, I wanna see what they did to Buckbeak. If they have used the same CGI artists they used in part 1, people will die.

arca
Jan. 21st, 2004 08:43 am (UTC)
woa....

can i use the icon (with the right credit of course hehe)
rob_d
Jan. 21st, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
Heh, I got it from the disney_icons community. The credit goes to song2sing, put his/her name in the keyword that goes with the icon.
arca
Jan. 21st, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
heh sweet ^-^
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