Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: New Posters—and Secrets!

Check it out, Potter-heads!

With less than a month to go before Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters (mark July 15 on your calendars, if you haven’t already), a new batch of posters have made their way onto the Internet. And here they are for your enjoyment! Pretty striking, huh?

In addition to the new posters, screenwriter Steve Kloves has spilled some fresh Harry Potter dirt to the Los Angeles Times. In a wide-ranging interview, Kloves reveals that, among the 12 uses for dragon’s blood, it makes a pretty dandy spot remover. (This, revealed to him by author J.K. Rowling herself.)

Kloves also dishes about Half-Blood Prince’s climactic scene between Snape and Dumbledore, and how it will play out on the big screen.

“It is informed by everything [Potter readers] have come to know is true. So if you watch the film carefully, there are performance moments that are quite extraordinary, Alan Rickman [who plays Snape] especially,” Kloves reveals. “There is something we added that you can look forward to, a short scene between Harry and Snape prior to the big event. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays to the audience. It should be a haunting moment for Harry. While I was writing, I just had a notion about a moment between him and Snape, something Harry could look back on and question as to why he didn’t act differently.”

Ooh, we’re already atingle with anticipation!

Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will match up to previous Harry Potter installments?