When I began to write a prologue to this story, I was not pleased
with the way my initial efforts. Upon revising, I soon discovered
that the best way to write it was to use a modified film trailer
format. I realize that it does not follow the proper format used by
professional screenwriters, but it suits my purpose for the moment.

And no, the rest of this story will NOT be in script format. I
dislike writing in script--this was quite difficult to write as it
is--so fear not, this should be the last time you'll see this style.

I suggest that you read "Town and Gown", this story's prequel,
before reading this. I have set some events in motion that directly
affect the plot--and I'm such a purist, I have to be a stickler
about order.

Standard disclaimers apply. Harry Potter, all related characters,
and various media incarnations are copyright of the very talented
J. K. Rowlings, Scholastic, and other international companies
involved in its creation and distribution. Will Stanton and
"The Dark Is Rising" series are both copyright of the wonderful
Susan Cooper.

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THIS TRAILER HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR ALL AUDIENCES BY THE MOTION
PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA AND THE BRITISH BOARD OF FILM
CLASSIFICATION.

MPAA RATING--PG-13
BBFC RATING--12

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[Black screen. Thin grey mist drifts across it, wreathing and
coiling like smoke]

[From the darkness, a man's deep VOICE speaks, reciting in an almost
sing-song tone the words of a prophecy we know so well....]

MAN'S VOICE:
When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back....

[The mist completely covers the screen, then fades to reveal a long
shot of the imposing, majestic towers of Hogwarts Academy. It is
early morning, and the sun is just rising]

[Zoom in, slowly at first, then gaining speed until we are almost
flying straight into the building, into the Gryffindor tower, into
the boys' dormitory, stopping with an abrupt halt at the foot of one
of the beds]

[HARRY POTTER suddenly sits bolt upright in bed. His face is very
pale, and he is sweating. His scar is faintly visible behind a few
stray strands of hair]

MAN'S VOICE:
Three from the circle, three from the track....

[HARRY gets out of bed and quickly begins to dress]

[Pan to RON WEASLEY, who stumbles out of bed and sleepily puts on
his clothes. In the background, we can see NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM
dressing as well]

[Simultaneous split screen--corridor outside Gryffindor girls'
dormitory. HERMIONE GRANGER stands outside a closed wooden door,
holding her lit wand in one hand as she impatiently checks her
watch. The door opens a crack, and GINNY WEASLEY tiptoes out.
She is fully dressed]

[Moving shot, walking down the stairs leading to the Gryffindor
common room. Standing at the foot of the stairs is COLIN CREEVEY.
He is biting his lip, unsuccessfully trying to hide his nervousness]

MAN'S VOICE:
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone....

[Moving shot of HARRY, RON, NEVILLE, HERMIONE, GINNY, and COLIN
striding purposefully down one of the halls of Hogwarts. HARRY is
in the front centre, RON at his left, HERMIONE at his right. GINNY
walks behind RON, COLIN behind HARRY, NEVILLE behind HERMIONE.
Their faces are set, very determined]

MAN'S VOICE:
Five shall return, and one go alone....

[Cut to HARRY'S POV. He approaches a closed door, which slowly
swings open to reveal a small room, lit only by a fire in the
grate. A dark figure, back to the camera, is bending over the fire,
poking at it with a long-handled poker. As the camera approaches,
the figure gives the fire a final jab with the poker, straightens
up, and turns to face the camera]

[It is a tall man, approximately in his mid-thirties. We catch a
glimpse of a round face, framed by brown hair, half in shadow.
The rest of his body is concealed by a cloak that blends into the
dim light of the room. The man bows slightly, then raises his head,
looking directly into the camera with a disconcerting effect. When
he speaks, his voice is the same one that had recited the lines of
the prophecy]

WILL STANTON [quietly]:
Ah, Mr. Potter. Shall we go?

[Immediate fade to black]

[Titles fade in on screen]

--HARRY POTTER AND THE LEGACY OF THE LIGHT--

--COMING SOON--

[Fade out]

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January 7th, 2002