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LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 now available on iOS devices

With the huge console debut success in 2011, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 in now available on iOS devices! If you have any Apple products, such as the iPhone or iPad, you can now purchase them through iTunes. The game retails for $4.99 and you can buy it in the iTunes store or here.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 was so highly viewed, IGN gave it an 8.0, that I am sure that Years 5-7 will not disappoint. I personally own Years 1-4 and loved it, so I will definitely buy Years 5-7 and let you know how it is! Have you purchased or played either game? What did you think?

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Paramount buys movie rights to Harry Potter, reveals plans for remake with Michael Bay directing

Michael Bay

Huge news just developing: Paramount has announced that it has purchased all film rights to Harry Potter from WB and that they have a remake of the movies in the pipeline and are lining up Michael Bay to direct and produce.

A spokesperson for Bay, the director of the Transformers movies, had this to say:

“Michael has been in discussions with Paramount for a few weeks about a potential reboot of the Harry Potter series in the near future. He is very excited to hear this news this morning and that the plans are set to come to fruition.

He wants to go way bigger and better than before, and has been developing new computer technology for creating the best explosions movie goers will have ever seen.”

We will of course update you on this situation as soon as we hear more news. Stay tuned!

In the mean time, read the statement from Bay’s spokesman in full right here.

Harry Potter Exhibition extends run in Sydney to April 9

Due to such a successful run at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, the museum has decided to extend its run of Harry Potter : The Exhibition by an extra three weeks. The exhibition will run through Easter to April 9, 2012. Harry Potter: The Exhibition has given Powerhouse Museum some record-breaking traffic with last summer being their best ever. More than 325,000 visitors came to the museum in the summer of 2011 and it has prompted a boost in tourist visitation, with almost half of the visitors coming from outside of Sydney’s city limits. The museum’s biggest month ever to date was December 2011 with over 109,00 visitors. The busiest day for paid entry in the museum was 7,140 on Friday, January 6, 2012 and January has surpassed the December record with over 153,000 visitors.

Here is what Powerhouse Museum’s Director Dr. Dawn Casey had to say about the exhibition:

We have been  absolutely delighted by the incredibly positive response from visitors and are pleased  to announce a three-week extension. As a museum for inspiring and engaging young minds, it was so fitting and such a wonderful opportunity for the Powerhouse to stage this unique exhibition, and we hope to inspire future generations of writers, filmmakers, and costume designers!

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES) created the 1,400 square meter exhibition, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with many aspects from the Harry Potter films. Visitors can be sorted into a Hogwarts House by the Sorting Hat, toss a quaffle around on the Quidditch pitch, pull a Mandrake out of its pot, and can even tour Hagrid’s hut and sit in his over-sized chair. Some special things were added to the Sydney leg of the exhibition. The Deathly Hallows case, which features the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, and the Elder Wand; and the Horcrux case, which includes five of the items that were so essential in containing parts of Voldemort’s soul; made their debut at Powerhouse Museum.

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