The DAILY MAIL is reporting that Warner Bros. is discussing the option of splitting the final HARRY POTTER book, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, into two films. With each book increasing in length, rumors about splitting the books into two films began as far back as PRISONER OF AZKABAN.
JK Rowling states on her website, "It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long."
With the franchise such a lucrative one, making the final book into two films could also provide a financial windfall for Warner Bros. as well. Additionally, it seems the studio wants a big name director for the final installment, with names like Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro circling around the project.