ABC family is having a Harry Potter weekend starting tonight. They are going to air the first four films the next three days. During this Potter event they are going to show some new footage from 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'. Here is what they plan on showing:
- A look into the tortured past of Lord Voldemort/Tom Riddle (played by Frank Dillane)
- An introduction to the new Potions teacher, Professor Slughorn (Jim Broadbent)
- Scenes of budding love in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Filmmakers say that the story arc for this film is more complex. In USA Today reports:
"It's different than the other films," says Heyman. "It's not the non-stop action that some of the others are, although there is some action. It's more of an emotional film. We follow multiple stories: Harry's relationship with Ginny Weasley, Ron's relationship with Lavender Brown. ... There also is Hermione's discomfort with Ron's relationship with Lavender. There's Draco Malfoy's story. And then there's Harry's relationship with (Hogwarts headmaster and professor) Dumbledore. We're following these multiple stories that enrich the canvas."
And Ron discovers his newfound Quidditch talents, after thinking he had taken a good-luck potion.
"Ron is scared witless for the game," says Heyman. " So, Harry pretends to slip him some felix felices, a liquid luck potion. All of a sudden he's imbued with fresh confidence, and he's remarkable in the Quidditch match. He's performing miracles. With that comes incredible delight and maybe a little bit of cockiness."
The Potter weekend will feature comments from Racliffe, Grint, Emma Watson (who plays Hermione) and Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore).
I don't think I will be able to dedicate my time to this Harry Potter weekend. But this new footage they show will most likely pop up online and when it does I will post it for all of you.