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

Celebuzz / January 18, 2011

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.