Vietnam and China are not releasing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, which will be released internationally on July 15.
Representative of Megastar, which premiered Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I last November, said that it has no idea about Warner Brothers' business strategy in Vietnam.
Megastar's representative confirmed that the second part of the latest Harry Potter film will not be released in Vietnam. Two other cinemas Galaxy and BHD also shared the same information.
In 2006, Warner Brothers collaborated with local Galaxy Cinema in building and running the chain of cinemas, which meet international standards. Galaxy is also the middleman who imported and released the previous parts of the Harry Potter series.
Last November, Megastar won the exclusive release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I in Vietnam, through its parent corporation in US. But since last November, both Megastar and Galaxy have not imported any films released by Warner Brothers.
According to a local film expert, Warner Brothers stopped investing in Asian markets since the loss of revenue in the Chinese market.
Many local fans of the teenage wizard have logged on to the website www.petitiononline.com to plead with Warner Brothers to screen the newest Harry Potter film in Vietnam.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II is adapted from the seventh and final part of the book series Harry Potter written by British author J.K.Rowling. The 130-minute long film cost US$250 million to produce and is the final part of the Harry Potter series, which was kicked off ten years ago.