For those of you worried that the magic of “Harry Potter” might die with the July 15 release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” let your fears rest easy, because a rerelease of the epic film series might be in our near future.
We’ve been teased several times over the past year about the idea of a rerelease of the previous “Potter” flicks in post-converted 3-D, and when MTV News caught up with producers David Heyman and David Barron recently they continued adding fuel to those rumors. “We’re doing 3-D for the DVD of ’7, Part 1,’ and there’s been no discussion of anything else yet, but I suspect the studio is going to be reluctant to let it die,” Heyman said. “I’m sure it’s just a matter of time.”
That concept got us wondering, just what will the earlier “Potter” movies look like in 3-D? We picked out the five scenes from the course of the franchise that we would love to see pop out at us in three dimensions.
The First Quidditch Match
There is hardly anything more iconic in the “Potter” series than Harry’s first flight around the Quidditch field, and first time catching the snitch. It’s one of the more visually exciting parts of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” and probably the scene from the flick that we love the most.
The Chamber Of Secrets
The basilisk in “The Chamber of Secrets” was terrifying enough as it was, but imagine it lashing out at Harry in 3-D? Plus, the projection of Tom Riddle would look that much creepier if it was popping out of our screens at us. Added bonus: Kenneth Branagh in 3-D. Enough said.
If you’ve been on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’ll know that the part of the ride when the CGI Dementors swoop down on you was almost as scary as when you end up landing in the Forbidden Forest among all the spiders. Now imagine that, but twice over in “Prisoner of Azkaban.” The Dementor scenes were just made to be in 3-D.
Just like Tom Riddle, a projection, would look great in 3-D, so too would the Patronus charms that are projected from Harry and his friends’ wands in “Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Order of the Phoenix” (and, well, every other time they’re used). The added visual wizardry to the onscreen magic will make the movies all the more fun.
The Tale Of The Three Brothers
We’re sure this is already well underway, but how cool would it be to see the most visually stunning part of “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ — the CGI telling of the Tale of the Three Brothers — in 3-D as well? In fact, we would almost argue that a 3-D, direct-to-DVD adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” is well in order, just like Warner Bros. did with “The Tales of the Black Freighter,” and we doubt we are alone in this sentiment.
What scenes from the “Harry Potter” movies would you love to see in 3-D? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter!