Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

Harry Potter fans at the edge of their seats in anticipation of the final film installment are getting two movies instead of one.

Warner Brothers said Wednesday that the series' final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is so long - tallying 784 pages - that the filmmakers decided to split it into two pieces. According to the Reporter, instead of compromising the storyline with excisions or making an exceptionally long movie, the flick, to become parts one and two, will be shot back-to-back for releases in November 2010 and May 2011, respectively.

J.K. Rowling's Hallows sold more than 11 million copies in its first 24 hours on bookshelves last fall, so the film version x 2 seems to = excellent profits for Warners, plus extra thrills for filmgoers (especially since teen superstar Daniel Radcliffe's signed on). Are you excited for Harry times two? Or ready for Hogwarts to wrap it up? - Anna Dimond