Despite experiencing an early drawback following the on-set accident late January, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" will move ahead as scheduled. BBC News reported that the filming of the seventh movie installment of the "Harry Potter" series will be kicked off in two weeks.
"We have not begun filming yet and will not do so for another two weeks. This has always been the case," a spokeswoman for the production team of "Deathly Hallows" said of the production plan for the film. The rep further added, "Filming will commence mid-February and go through to spring 2009."
The confirmation of the filming schedule came out along with the news that the Leavesden set, where a stunt double for Daniel Radcliffe has been seriously injured during a test for a stunt for the movie, has been reopened. "We have carried out a site visit and the set has now reopened," a Health and Safety Executive spokesman said. "The investigation is ongoing."
The set was temporarily closed for an investigation right after stuntman David Holmes fell while testing an aerial stunt for the follow-up movie to "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" on January 28. Holmes himself has been reported to be suffering a serious back injury and is now receiving treatment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, in Stanmore, north-west London.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" is the first of two-part movie made out from "Harry Potter" seventh and last book. Having "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" helmer David Yates behind the lens and many of "Harry Potter" original stars returning for their roles, including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, it is expected to open in U.S. and U.K. theaters on November 19, 2010, followed with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" in May 2011.