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As they tend to do, the rich just got a whole lot richer. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the seventh and final Harry Potter film will now be the seventh and eighth final Harry Potter films. Taking a cue from Tarantino’s Kill Bill slice-up, the studio will split Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two parts, the first being released in November 2010, and the second in May 2011. Producer David Heyman assured journalists that his decision was borne from creative motives, saying, “unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book.” Think of it this way: Because J.K. Rowling decided to writer a longer book—say a couple of hundred more pages—she just generated about a billion more dollars in worldwide box office revenue. If you ask us, she’s the real wizard here. —B.B.