'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2' Gets a Major Plot Shakeup

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Holy Hogwarts, Potter-heads! When the big-screen adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hits theaters on July 15, it will contain a major departure from J.K. Rowling's book.

In a recent interview, the film's art director, Andrew Ackland-Snow, confirmed that the film will depart from the book significantly with regard to the character Severus Snape's demise.

Read on for Ackland-Snow's big reveal below. (WARNING: MAJOR SPOILER)

The Deathly Hallows art director notes that Snape won't die in the Shrieking Shack, as in the book, but rather the Boathouse. According to Ackland-Snow, the shift was made in order to give Snape a more "dramatic" venue to die in:

"We also made the boat house. We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn't really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there - Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames...and she loved it. Besides, it's a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say."
What say you, Harry Potter fans? Will this significantly change your enjoyment of Deathly Hallows Part 2? Share with us in the comments section.


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  • PotterFan

    Mmm... I was hoping they would stay true to the book for the last film! I understand some changes are neccassary, but I wouldn't call this one neccassary at all... I mean yeah, it's just a location, but still - it should be done how Jo wrote it.

  • Celia

    I like the sound of it, but I can't picture it. It's kind of a good thing, because that will make the movie even more enjoyable. I've read that scene in the books so many times and it's perfect. JKR does things for a reason. None of the characters get epic death scenes in the books, because that's not what it's about. Death is unexpected, depressing, shocking, sad, and disappointing. So, it's fitting that Snape dies in a shack. However, I really like the idea of a glass boathouse. Plus, JKR gave her approval. That's all that matters.

  • theledger

    must see-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEc3WMrTSXQ