|Harry Potter 6 claims Thanksgiving 2008
[ 2006-08-09 10:20 ]
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth installment of the lucrative franchise, will
come out in theaters on November 21, 2008.
Now, Warner Bros. just
needs to hire a director and confirm the cast . The fifth installment, "Harry Potter
and the Order of the Phoenix," bows in July.
The "Prince" date will mark a return to the Thanksgiving period for the
sorcerer series. Of the four
"Potter" films to date, only the third installment, "Harry Potter and the
Prisoner of Azkaban," has been released during the summer.
Paramount Pictures also has just planted a flag in November 2008,
declaring November 7 for DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar" sequel. Ben
Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith and David Schwimmer are set to
reprise their roles as the
main characters of the animated franchise.
Warners also announced films for holiday weekends next year. The studio
has set the Mandy Moore romantic comedy "License to Wed" on the July 4
holiday weekend in an early counterprogramming move against the
Paramount/DreamWorks production "The Transformers," from director Michael
Bay. Warners also has declared November 21, 2007, for the Will Smith
sci-fi vehicle "I Am Legend."