|Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Release Date updated Fri May 22 2009 8:30 pm EDT
||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 film based on the sixth novel by J.K. Rowling. It is the sixth film in the Harry Potter film series. David Yates, the director of the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is returning as director for this film. David Heyman and David Barron are producing the film, and Steve Kloves, though he did not write the fifth film, has returned as screenwriter for this installment. Filming began on September 24, 2007 and the film is scheduled for a UK, CAN, and US release on July 15, 2009. Like the previous film, the sixth film will be simultaneously released in regular theatres and IMAX 3-D.
As of July 29, 2008, editing of the movie was complete and studio officials will soon see the finished product. The film has was chosen to be screened at the Royal Film Performance on November 17, 2008, but due to the date of release pushed back, it was not shown. On January 2, 2009, the film received a PG rating in the USA.