Warner Brothers will not release the sixth Harry Potter movie, "Half-Blood Prince" on 21 November as scheduled; it will now premiere in July 2009. Studio execs said they wanted a summer blockbuster, and blamed the writers' strike for "impacting other films." The HP movie is ready to go; WB head Alan Horn told the press "I've seen the movie. It is fabulous. We would have been perfectly able to have it out in November."
But they want to squeeze every last drop from the HP cash cow.