In a splashy Entertainment Weekly cover story, an interview with director David Yates revealed some crucial spoilers about the upcoming adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–explaining where and how the long book will be divided into two movies.
WARNING: SPOILER CONTAINED AT THE END OF THIS POST. The article is available on newsstands, but i09 had some key quotes.
The director explained the feel of the two movies: “Part 1 is quite verite, quite real… You feel that these three kids are refugees. They’re almost homeless, and it feels interesting seeing them removed from the haven of Hogwarts. … Part 2 is much more operatic and colorful and fantasy-oriented.”
SPOILER ALERT: Below, we will share the point where the two movies will be divided. Stop reading if you would rather find out for yourself in the movie theater.
According to the feature, the first film will end near Chapter 24 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, at the point when the Elder Wand falls into the hands of evil Voldemort.