Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Movie

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Postby Patricia Cleary » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:53 am

THIS IS A THING THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND I LOVE IT

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JK Rowling to write new Harry Potter-inspired film series based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author to return to world of wizardry for screenwriting debut – but without the boy wizard



JK Rowling is to make a surprise return to the fantastical world of witches and wizards for her screenwriting debut – but there will be no sign of Harry Potter.

Fans of the bestselling series about the teenage wizard will nevertheless be thrilled that his fictional world is to be expanded with a series of new films, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Revealing the news on her Facebook page, the British author said she was going to return to the world of wizardry only “if I had an idea that I was really excited about; and this is it”.

Warner Bros Entertainment approached Rowling with the idea of turning Fantastic Beasts, the textbook Harry and co study in Hogwarts, into a film.

She said it was a “fun idea” but would find it difficult for another author to take on the book’s protagonist, Newt Scamander. “As I considered Warner’s proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film,” Rowling said. “Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt.”

The story will start in New York, 70 years before the start of Harry Potter’s adventures in The Philosopher’s Stone, but the “laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films”.

Rowling said: “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards, where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.”

Kevin Tsujihara, the chief executive of Warner Bros Entertainment, said the company was “honoured” that Rowling had agreed to the partnership. “She is an extraordinary writer, who ignited a reading revolution around the world, which then became an unprecedented film phenomenon.”

In a bid to exploit fully the potential of the new work, the company has plans to launch a Fantastic Beasts video game and a host of consumer products.

The studio will be delighted to have extended one of its most lucrative franchises, which has an inbuilt audience that will be more supportive with Rowling’s name attached. The series, which comprised eight films, grossed more than $7.7bn (£4.9bn) around the world, according to Box Office Mojo.

Last year Rowling dropped out of the Forbes World’s Billionaires list, which the magazine put down to her charitable giving and the British tax rates.

Since then, however, Pottermore, the online Harry Potter resource, has launched, she has published the bestselling The Casual Vacancy, and has now signed this deal with Warner Bros, which might bring her back on to Forbes’s list before too long. The book is to be turned into a television miniseries by the BBC, which will then be distributed around the world by Warner Bros.

Earlier this year, Rowling was also revealed to be the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, a detective book published under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. After she was unmasked the well-reviewed but modest-selling book became an instant bestseller.

Wizard creatures: From the book of fantastic beasts

Basilisk

This giant serpent can kill with a single glance; the Ministry of Magic grants it an XXXXX classification for being a known wizard-killer. But Harry Potter fights and despatches the basilisk in Hogwarts’ Chamber of Secrets.

Ukrainian Ironbelly

The largest breed of dragon in the Potter world. It guards the vault belonging to evil Bellatrix Lestrange in Gringotts bank.

Hippogriff

One of the series’ best-loved creatures, Buckbeak the hippogriff is an eagle-horse hybrid. His finest moment is his attack on Draco Malfoy after the slimy student shows him disrespect.

Phoenix

Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore’s phoenix, Fawkes, saves Harry’s life and helps his master fight Lord Voldemort.

Merpeople

Live underwater and speak Mermish. Hogwarts’ own colony torments Harry during a Triwizard Tournament task in The Goblet of Fire.[/quote]

So, who else is excited?!?
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Postby Romy Wolke » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:08 pm

I wouldn't have known about this except I saw it in a tiny bit of today's newspaper! I'm freaking out, I'm so excited! Especially since she'll be writing it. :D Can't wait to see casting rumours haha.
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Postby Patricia Cleary » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:18 pm

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QUOTE (Romy Wolke @ Sep 13 2013, 12:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't have known about this except I saw it in a tiny bit of today's newspaper! I'm freaking out, I'm so excited! Especially since she'll be writing it. :D Can't wait to see casting rumours haha.


I saw a thing about it in our newspaper, too! It was in the business section for some reason--oh, they tied it in to the new head of Warner Bros. and the expansion of Wizarding World--but it was super cool to see and there most certainly need to be midnight premieres!
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Postby Eno Thomas » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:41 pm

Can't wait for this to happen. I also love how it's not like a documentary about different species but it tells the story from Newt Scamander point of view.
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Postby Polaris Black » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:34 pm

And this might be the first of many! I just read that Warner Brothers has taken out several trademarks that hint at a Quidditch Through the Ages film and maybe even a Tales of Beedle the Bard. I too can't wait!
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Postby Efie Ilagria » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:20 pm

I think it sounds great, but hopefully it will work. I would hate for them to just be milking the Harry Potter name, you know? Even though it's not really Harry Potter- it might put a bit of a stain on the whole thing..
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Postby Michelle Erickson » Tue May 27, 2014 12:31 am

I can't wait!

(I kinda want Matt Smith to play Newt himself.)

But, honestly, I'd much rather have them do a movie using Beedle the Bard. With all the fairytales, except maybe the Hairy Heart one, that's just freaky!

Maybe have an old grandmother baby-sitting her grandkids and telling them the stories as a framing device, and between the stories they could talk about them, get the kids' reactions and thoughts. Maybe make it where the gran was the inspiration for like Babbity-Rabbity or something like that.
I think it'd go great.
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Postby Polaris Black » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:25 pm

:( On May 13, 2014, it was announced the first film will be released on November 18, 2016. I guess we have to wait!

I agree with you, Michelle - I pictured the same Beedle the Bard framing device with Molly Weasley reading to her grand-kids! So funny!!!
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Postby Caroline A. Miguel » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:12 am

I'm curious how this movie will turn out. It's said that it will show magical New York, which makes me even more curious about it. I hope it just won't be a try to profit from HP franchise. However, I'm sure it will prove that the HP world is very much alive ;)
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Postby Kim Alting » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:48 pm

I heard about it a couple of weeks back and I just can't wait for the movie! Some of the Fantastic Beasts are just nothing more than imagination right now and I'm really curious how they will turn out on screen. :lol:
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Postby Prof. Zoki Phantom » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:38 pm

Some update on this, Eddie Redmayne has been confirmed as the lead (playing Newt Scamander).

I've only seen Eddie in last year's The Theory of Everything but he did a fantastic job with that and it was a super difficult role.
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Postby Prof. Missa Matz » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:36 am

I'll probably actually see this one, though maybe not until it gets to the cheap theaters. I don't really enjoy watching HP movies...at all, they annoy me, but since the Beasts book wasn't a 'story' I think I'll enjoy seeing how it is played out.
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Postby Alessa Jayde » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:19 am

I am extremely excited for this movie! I hope we get to learn more about the inner workings of the Ministry of Magic. I'd love to see how they keep their government from falling apart with all the craziness that goes on! It wasn't really touched on in the HP books but Newt (in Fantastic Beasts) is a Ministry employee so there should be a bit more information flying around in that movie! Arrg, I can't wait until autumn!!

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Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:29 am

I came across this and thought it was quite appropriate:

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I'm really excited that there's still another 4 more movies to go!
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Postby Aidan Baker » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:17 am

I loved this movie, So GOOD! I can see the direction that the story will take, and i'm super excited for the others. I think this was the best movie so far, but that could just be because it's been so long since i got to delve into the magical world like this movie allowed me to. Cant wait till 2018!


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