Date: 2nd April 2001
The makers of the upcoming HARRY POTTER film have already made plans for the first of several sequels.
Producers of the $550 million (£110 million) movie are so convinced it will be a smash, that shooting on HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS will start in September (01) - before the first film is even released.
The main reason for the filmmakers' haste is the youthfulness of the actor playing boy wizard Harry, 11-year-old DANIEL RADCLIFFE. If they wait too long for a sequel Daniel and the other child actors - EMMA WATSON, who plays HERMIONE, and RUPERT GRINT, who plays RON - will look too old for their parts. (RP/WNTEX/NFA)