Good news, Harry Potter fans. As some of you muggles know, last September Warner Bros. announced it has signed a deal with J. K. Rowling to make another film related to Harry Potter. Recently, the New York Times stated there will be not one, but three big movies based on Rowling’s book: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I have not read the book, but it’s suppose to be one of Harry Potter’s textbooks at Hogwarts.
The main character of the wizardry trilogy will be a magizoologist named Newt Scamander. The stories will take place in New York about seventy years before the arrival of Harry Potter to Hogwarts. The new movies are not prequels or sequels to the eight Harry Potter films, but I’m sure there will be elements that will tie in with the Harry Potter movies.
Fantastic Beasts is less than a hundred pages long, so I’m not sure how they are going to make three movies out of it. I do know that J. K. Rowling will write the screenplay for the film. This will be Rowling’s first gig as a screenwriter.