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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:56 am

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:00 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2246357/New-Harry-Potter-movie-filmed-Universal-Studios-theme-parks.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Harry Potter fans probably thought they’d seen the last of the boy wizard on the big screen but a ninth film is reportedly being secretly shot.
However, you’ll have to visit a theme park in America or Japan to view it.

The ‘mini movie’ is understood to be have been commissioned for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando. It will also be shown at two new Harry Potter theme parks currently under construction in Japan and California.

Actress Helena Bonham Carter – who played Bellatrix Lestrange - is one of the stars said to be reprising her role.

The actors have been filming at Warner Brothers’ studios in Hertfordshire.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘The cast have really enjoyed getting back together - they are so tight-knit.’

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 was the last film based on the books by author JK Rowling and was released in cinemas last year. It saw Harry finally triumph over his arch-enemy Lord Voldemort.

Warner Brothers opened a Harry Potter studio tour last year near the studios where the new movie is being filmed. The three-hour tour costs £83 for a family of four and allows visitors to view the films' sets including Hogwarts’ Great Hall, Diagon Alley, Dumbledore’s office and the Gryffindor common room. It also features animatronics used in the series including Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Aragog the giant spider and the fearsome Basilisk head.

Universal Studios launched The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida in 2010. The attraction has been so successful that the company plans to open two further Harry Potter theme parks – one in Japan, which will open in 2014 and one in Los Angeles, which will open in 2016. Like the Florida attraction, they are expected to feature a reconstruction of the Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade, including the Three Broomsticks pub, Ollivander’s wand shop and Honeyduke’s sweet shop.
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Postby ernierocker » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:05 am

Hmm, perhaps this could be used in conjunction with the backstory for the new Gringotts coaster?
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Postby ahecht » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:47 am

I have the feeling that this is more likely to be part of an attraction (like the in-ride video of Harry, Ron, and Hermione on Forbidden Journey) or preshow than any sort of stand-alone movie. Calling it a ninth film is absurd. By that logic, "Forbidden Journey" was the ninth film. Given that the plot of the books involved Hermione disguising herself as Bellatrix Lestrange when breaking into the Gringotts vault, it isn't inconceivable that Helena Bonham Carter would appear in the Gringotts ride.

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Postby vacoaster09 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:22 am

As I watched this video I could not help but to think this would make the perfect ride concept for the suppossed Griggotts bank ride. As the cars look kind of like Mine Cars. (For those that know the story/ seen movie) The Mine Track in Grigotts is quite the twisted one...



Compare that to the actual movie footage of the bank vault train
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Postby x2isawesome » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:27 am

Wish universal would just come out and say what they are building and just end all of the rumors.We can all see they are building something big.
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Postby Woodie Warrior » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:52 am

x2isawesome wrote:Wish universal would just come out and say what they are building and just end all of the rumors.We can all see they are building something big.

Are you talking about Harry Potter or the Simpsons area?
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Postby x2isawesome » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:46 pm

Harry potter. Simpsons would be nice too but as a big potter fan, I am more interested in what they are doing there.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:48 pm

If they are bringing back Bellatrix for this "film piece", I think it's a very strong piece of evidence suggesting that the theme of the new Premier Coaster going I to Wizarding World 2.0 is Gingotts themed.
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Re: Universal Orlando Resort (USO, IOA) Discussion Thread

Postby Wes » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:59 pm

SoCalCoasters wrote:If they are bringing back Bellatrix for this "film piece", I think it's a very strong piece of evidence suggesting that the Gringotts Coaster is real.


You mean the coaster track that's already installed in the show building wasn't real enough?
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