USA Today got their hands on the first official image from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. It shows Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint looking a bit wary, and they have every reason to be:
“They’re paranoid,” says Grint. “It’s quite a scary world because the Snatchers and Death Eaters are running around everywhere. Harry, Ron and Hermione are just camping out in random places, living rough, in regular clothes.” Snatchers and Death Eaters are minions of the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
Grint adds, grinning: “Me and Dan actually have some stubble.” His facial hair served as a kind of invisibility cloak for the lanky, redheaded Grint, who went unrecognized by fans recently while on location in the Welsh countryside. Dubbed a “road movie” by producer David Heyman, Hallows was envisioned by director David Yates as more grounded in reality than the previous Potter movies.
“It’s going to feel very real,” Yates says. “We’re going for a vérité approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they’re like these three refugees on the run. They’re out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don’t have a home to go to.
“We’re kind of pulling away from the magic a bit and bringing more reality to it,” he says.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be released next November and fans can get their first look at the movie on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-ray which will be released next week. You can pre-order yours here!