Because of a time crunch, part 1 of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will only come out in 2D.
Warner Bros. has scuttled plans to release the new “Harry Potter” in 3D. In a statement released Friday, the studio said that when “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” arrives in theaters on Nov. 19, it will be in 2D, playing both conventional theaters and IMAX, but that “we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window.”
The statement continued: “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.”
Director David Yates adds: “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”
Recent 2D-to-3D conversion have been controversial, with many fans and critics complaining about the look of the studio’s “Clash of the Titans,” which underwent a similar conversion and was released earlier this year.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” is still scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D on July 15th, 2011.