JK Rowling is back! Warner Bros CEO is said to have persuaded Rowling to adapt popular Harry Potter spin off book into a trilogy of films for the big screen.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ was first published in 2001 and was actually supposed to be one of Harry’s text books whilst studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The film will follow Newt Scamander (the fictional author of Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them), a ‘magizoologist’ on his search for unusual and dangerous magical creatures.
According to NY Times Rowling said she would only make another Harry Potter film if she felt excited and passionate about it, so it’s no surprise this film is becoming a reality after she finished a draft of the script in just twelve days!
David Heyman, who recently produced the award winning film ‘Gravity’ will take on the project which has excited Harry Potter fans around the globe. The book was set years before Harry is born but with over 450 million copies of Rowling’s Potter books have been sold worldwide this is sure to have a huge audience.
In fact ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ isn’t the only book that Rowling has penned to alongside the seven Harry Potter books. She also wrote ‘Quidditch through the Ages’ for Comic Relief and in 2008 ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ which could have potential for the big screen too. Potter fans everywhere will be hoping the films continue for years to come.
The Harry Potter Empire really is incredible, with 7 plus books, eight movies and 2 studios. As a huge fan I’m looking forward to visiting Harry Potter Studios near London later this year… keep an eye out for my review of the studio tour in a couple of months on here.