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Harry Potter twofer

From The Los Angeles Times:

Warner Bros. Pictures and the producers behind the $4.5-billion film franchise featuring the beloved boy wizard will split the seventh and final novel in the J.K. Rowling series into two films.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” will hit theaters in November 2010, followed by “Part II” in May 2011, a decision that is being met around the world with fans’ cheers but also plenty of cynical smirks.

“Cynical smirks”? I can’t imagine why, when everyone involved says the split “would be to serve the story, not the bottom line.” Why would Hollywood producers lie to us?

Though won’t those kids be in their forties by the time this thing is finally over?