As part of a global fan event for upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Warner Bros. have revealed a brand new featurette featuring loads of new content and story details.
With the recent news that the franchise will now be made up of five movies rather than the originally announced three, it’s a very good time to be a Harry Potter fan. There’s always the possibility of a Cursed Child movie at some stage as well, here’s hoping.
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj (muggles) worlds.
The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled for release on November 18, 2016.