Warner Bros. has suddenly pulled the plug on the 3D conversion for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One, claiming that due to time constraints it will not be ready for the film's November 19 release date.
The 2D and IMAX release will still go ahead as planned, but we will have to wait for Part 2's July 15 2011 release before we can finally have Harry's wand thrust directly into our tiny, bewildered faces.
WB's claimed in a statement that 'Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality.'
Whilst surprising this does have some encouraging connotations; it would at least seem that after the much-maligned Clash of the Titans 3D conversion, the studio has learnt its lesson.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One is in cinemas November 19.