Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 will bring the Hogwarts franchise to a close on July 15, and it seems one of the key death scenes was changed from the original novel by J.K. Rowling. Be warned there are major spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
Art director Andrew Ackland-Snow revealed that the production changed the location of Severus Snape's (Alan Rickman) death in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, a change which was approved by J.K. Rowling. Here's what he had to say below:
"We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn't really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there - Are you listening Harry? - but also the school is in flames...and she loved it. Besides, it's a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say."
It isn't clear if any other major plot points were altered from the novel. We'll have to wait until July 15 to find out for sure.