Would ya look at that! Warner Bros. has just announced that they WILL NOT be releasing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 in 3D as previously planned. I've gotta say, I'm pretty surprised by this new, especially since ever studio thinks ever big budget movie these days has to be in 3D. 

According to the press release the studio was "unable to convert the film in its entirety at the highest standards of quality." I'm happy they didn't decide to half-ass it like Clash of the Titans. I'm actually glad they aren't releasing the movie in 3D. I'm not a big fan of the recent 3D movement, and HArry Potter doesn't need it. What do you all think?

Here's the official 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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