Date: 22nd January 2004

Goblet of Fire to be 'most expensive movie ever'

The director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) says it will be the most expensive movie ever made.

Mike Newell, whose previous films include Four Weddings And A Funeral, says the fourth Potter instalment will cost around 168 million, making it even pricier than the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Newell admits the movie is "a colossal undertaking" for him, reports Teletext.

He said: "These things are not like ordinary films, they are world events. I have millions of 10-year-olds who must not be disappointed."

Newell has been in Paris, trying to find a French actress to play Hagrid's giant love interest, Madame Maxime.

Source: Press Release