Date: 15th August 2008

Harry Potter film release date delayed

Harry Potter fans will have to wait for their next fix of magic - the boy wizard's latest adventure won't be released until next summer.

The sixth instalment of the teenage wizard's adventures was supposed to have its Royal premiere on 17 November.

Alan Horn, president of studio Warner Bros, said the decision was taken to guarantee the studio a major summer blockbuster in 2009.

He also blamed the Hollywood writers' strike, which hit the film industry hard earlier this year.

Source: Press Release