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Convincing ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Fan-Made Trailer Fools Internet
By Yoon Sann Wong, 03 Jun 2018
Before you get overexcited about a Harry Potter And The Cursed Child film installation that reunites Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint with fellow cast members of the wizard world, this realistic-looking trailer that’s making it’s way around the internet is, sadly, only a convincing fan-made concept.
YouTube channel Tommy Ross, which specializes in concept trailers and movie edits that “conceptualize and demonstrate what certain movie ideas/concepts may look like for fun,” recently created an entry for this sequel based on the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child stage play by Jack Thorne.
For those unfamiliar with the play, Ross gives a helpful synopsis explaining, “It’s basically about the children of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, 19 years after the events of the Deathly Hollows.”
“It particularly focuses on Harry and Ginny’s son, Albus Severus Potter[,] who is attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Time travel comes into play with the Time Turner, which interferes with the events in the original Harry Potter series. It’s just a really cool companion to the series and I would love to see it in film form.”
While the YouTube channel clearly indicates that it is a fan-made concept, the video had others fooled after it was uploaded to entertainment Facebook page ‘Like2watch’—where it’s garnered a mind-boggling 11 million views since its upload on 13 May. Needless to say, the post’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2018) - Movie Full Teaser Trailer” caption clearly did not help one bit.
One Facebook user commented, “Sorry guys. It’s fake. I did some research, and there are no plans for a movie. Please like this comment so others can see and not get their hopes up.” Another Facebook user added, “[T]his is not a real trailer. That scene where Daniel Radcliffe is covered in mud at the end of the trailer is from another movie called the jungle.”
Over on YouTube channel Tommy Ross, many viewers had kind words for the fan-made creation. While they appreciated the concept trailer, some expressed their sadness that it wasn’t real.
YouTube user ‘Funky Music’ replied, “I’m now excited for a movie that isn’t even happening and that makes me kind of sad,” while user ‘Broadway Princess’ complimented, “How [did] you do this! Looks so real! Amazing!” User ‘Alex Scott’ added, “Warner should hire u [sic] to make their trailers. If I hadn’t read it was fan made and seen some of the clips, I would have thought this was real.”
Watch it for yourself below.
[via Tommy Ross, main image via video screenshot]
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