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Rowling’s ‘Potter Spin-Off’ To Get Cinematic Treatment!



fantasticbeasts_27204_nphdSeven sprawling books with its thrilling finale ‘The Deathly Hallows’ split into two parts and the runaway worldwide success that the Harry Potter series became for Warner Bros, it is hardly surprising that the studio giant have been gunning for further works, originally conjured up by its author J.K Rowling.

As Potter die-hards will be aware of, a book released in 2001 entitled ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ was originally billed as a trustee Hogwarts textbook for its scarred wizard, played by ‘Kill Your Darlings’ and ‘The Woman In Black’ star Daniel Radcliffe.

off will be the source of an ‘expansion’ of the franchise, as a film adaptation is in the pipeline. Informing the New York Times of their plans, CEO of Warner Bros Kevin Tsujihara stated that:

‘Three megamovies are planned. The main character will be a ‘magizoologist’ named Newt Seamander.’

Considering the slim nature of the book (42 pages in all) in comparison to the epic adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione, it doesn’t scream a book crying out for a trilogy, perhaps leaving room for substantial creative input from Rowling. One thing’s for sure, it will be set 70 years before the ‘arrival’ of Harry.



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