London, Jan 13 (UNI) Harry Potter fans are set to get a double treat, as the final book-- Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows -- will be translated into two parts on celluloid.
Crew working on the sixth film, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, were told about this.
Movie makers Warner Bros are also set to double their money, as their first five Potter films have made 2.5 billion pounds in box office receipts. The two-movie plan could mean a 500 million pounds bonus in ticket sales, The Daily Mail reported.
However, sources insisted the reason behind the plan is artistic rather than financial.
The books got progressively longer, the first one-- Philosopher's Stone had 223 pages while the last had 776.
A film source said, ''There's so much to fit, the view is that the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle when Harry takes on Voldemort and it needs to be done really well.'' Ms J K Rowling, the author, pointed out on her website, ''It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long.'' UNI XC SKB BST1530