“Harry Potter” Re-shoot Costs Warner Bros A Fortune
The bigwigs at Warner Bros. are not in the mood to celebrate these days despite the box-office success of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” after the company was forced to spend a fortune for an upcoming re-shoot for the epilogue scenes of “Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
Multiple reports claimed that the planned re-shoot was called after producers noticed a make-up blunder in a scene where main actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson were aged to make them appear 19 years older. According to the reports, the actors appeared like old people in the completed scenes instead of looking like in their middle ages, hence the re-shoot.
Producers had to recreate London’s King’s Cross area at the Leavesden Film Studios for the re-shoot, resulting in huge expenses for Warner Bros. “The cast and crew had a private giggle that the film has become Harry Potter And The Costly Hallows,” a source said. “Their bosses haven’t been laughing, though. They had to recreate King’s Cross at Leavesden, which has been a huge expense.”