The Harry Potter film franchise ended half a decade ago, and fans were pleased to see all seven novels adapted on screen almost perfectly. Now, Warner Bros. Invites us back into the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling with the release of the spinoff film, Fantastic Beast & Where to Find Them, which is actually the name of a book that all first year Hogwarts students were required to read, including Harry Potter and his friends.
The film follows the tale of Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne), a magizoologist (one who studies magical creatures), who, while attending a meeting with the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) in 1926 New York, becomes tasked with recapturing an array of magical beast after they escape from his magically expanded briefcase to prevent any further strain on magical and non-magical relations.
The film is set seventy years before the events of Harry Potter, but it still keeps in touch with the main films, while in the trailer they state that Albus Dumbledore was against Scamander being expelled from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For casual viewers, this may be a hard property to sell since none of the characters from the main Harry Potter films will be appearing in this one. Regardless of that, we can at least expect a pretty accurate representation of the book being translated to a live-action adaptation, since J.K. Rowling herself actually penned the script for this film. It will be her first feature film screenwriting role however, so it’ll be interesting to see what comes to fruition. You can view the trailers above.
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Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them is scheduled to release on November 18th, 2016.