Are Warner Bros gearing up to launch the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the UK? Reports state that Warner Bros have completed the purchase of Leavesden Studios near Watford, Hertforshire, which has been used to produce all the Harry Potter films. They have also confirmed that the site will be operated partly as a visitor attraction.
The cost of the purchase is said to be £100 million and covers all of the 170-acre site.
What will happen there?
By pre booking tickets, memebers of the public will be offered the ability to tour several of the original Harry Potter film sets at the studio where all eight movies were produced.
Barry Meyer, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. said: “Our purchase of Leavesden and our multi-million pound investment in creating a permanent UK film production base further demonstrates our long-term commitment to, and confidence in, the skills and creativity of the UK film industry.
The group has secured permission for its development plans from the Three Rivers District Council. Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, will open in mid 2012.