Posts tagged with "J.K. Rowling"

Felton’s Fanatics: Tom Felton at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Felton’s Fanatics: Tom Felton at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
A very different kind of panel to those usually featured at MCM comic conventions saw Harry Potter star Tom Felton take to the stage at MCM Birmingham Comic Con, not to discuss his future projects or his previous work, but instead to discuss us, his fans. After being welcomed by a very excited crowd, Felton admitted that for the last three hours he had been cosplaying as The Joker and walking around to try and get an insight into the convention... 

Magical New Writings from Rowling Reveal Grown-Up Potter

Magical New Writings from Rowling Reveal Grown-Up Potter
Since J.K Rowling finished writing her bestselling Harry Potter series, she has been keeping us interested in the magical world through short stories published on Pottermore, the interactive website based on the books. A new piece has just been published, giving us a glance at a now 33-year-old Harry, along with fellow Hogwarts students, Dumbledore’s Army members and best friends Ron, Hermione, Neville and Luna at the final of the Quidditch... 

The Casual Vacancy Miniseries – HBO and BBC to Collaborate

The Casual Vacancy Miniseries – HBO and BBC to Collaborate
Set to air later this year, a TV adaptation of J. K. Rowling‘s crime novel, The Casual Vacancy, is being produced by the BBC in collaboration with HBO. Though the BBC has been developing the project for some time, the involvement of the American network was revealed this week by The Hollywood Reporter. Along with the book’s author herself, the miniseries’ executive producers will include Paul Trijbits (Saving Mr. Banks, Dancing... 

J.K. Rowling Publishes History of the Quidditch World Cup, Part 1 Online

J.K. Rowling Publishes History of the Quidditch World Cup, Part 1 Online
Having now finished writing The History of the Quidditch World Cup, J.K. Rowling has today published the first half of the book online for free. The second half will also be made available next week. The new content has been published on Rowling’s official Harry Potter digital platform Pottermore, and is one of the longest pieces of original content to have been posted on the site. According to Deadline, Part One of The History of the Quidditch... 

J.K. Rowling to produce Harry Potter stage play

J.K. Rowling to produce Harry Potter stage play
Author J.K. Rowling has announced that she is to work on a play focusing on the early years of Harry Potter. While Rowling will not be writing the play she will be onboard as a co-producer, collaborating on the production with British producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. Rowling revealed that she had received numerous offers to turn Harry Potter into a stage play, but Friedman and Callender’s idea was “the only one that really made sense.”... 

New Harry Potter Movies to Venture into J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World

New Harry Potter Movies to Venture into J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World
Recently it seemed as though the next time fans of the Harry Potter books and films would be able to revisit his magical world on the big screen would be in a franchise reboot at some point in years to come. But, in a surprise press release today Warner Brothers Entertainment‘s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara announced plans for a new movie series exploring other corners of the wizarding world! The first of these pictures, Fantastic... 

J.K. Rowling for Doctor Who Short Story Project

J.K. Rowling for Doctor Who Short Story Project
As part of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary the BBC have announced a set of short stories. There will be a short story for each incarnation of The Doctor starting with number 1 (William Hartnell) and ending with 11 (Matt Smith). All of the stories are to be written by some of the best names in children’s literature. And as if that wasn’t exciting enough blastr.com has heard rumours that one of those could be J.K. Rowling. The publisher Juliet... 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Breaks Box Office Records

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Breaks Box Office Records
Everyone knew it was going to be big, but since its release, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has been smashing box office records. The film made history after attaining unbelievable numbers at the US box office over the weekend. It all began during the late hours of Thursday night, after the film earned an astronomical $43.5 million from midnight screenings alone. Taking that figure into account, the film managed to earn a staggering... 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Review
Warning: This article may contain spoilers especially if you haven’t read the book. So it’s here. With a mixture of fear and excitement, this is the moment that Harry Potter fans from all over the world have been waiting for. The End. The last Harry Potter film, and with it seemingly the end of the franchise. But before you join me in ‘Post Potter depression’ make sure you enjoy what is a brilliant send off for everyone’s... 

What is Pottermore?

What is Pottermore?
So you’re getting teary in the knowledge that Harry Potter is coming to an end with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 next month. Well it just so happens that this isn’t the end. A mysterious new website called pottermore.com has just been launched by J.K. Rowling. For the moment, it’s all speculation, since nobody knows what Pottermore is. Rowling’s spokeswoman, Rebecca Salt revealed that it is, “not a new book”... 
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