Rowling to Deliver a Magic Hat-trick
31st Mar 2014
While we won’t be getting an encore from Harry and the gang, Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced today that the Fantastic Beasts spin-off film, first publicised in September last year, will in fact be “three megamovies”.
J.K. Rowling first wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for Comic Relief’s 2001 appeal. Given it barely spans 150 pages, we can expect a lot more fresh material from Rowling, who thought she had finally left her notes to the archives:
“[Kevin and I] had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!”
Newt Scamander will be our eyes into the expansive magical world.Set decades before the Boy Who Lived’s birth, Potter fans will have to embrace a new protagonist. Adventurer, magical zoologist and author of Harry’s school textbook, Newt Scamander will be our eyes into the expansive magical world.
With no director or start date to speak of, we may have to make a visit to Harry Potter World while we wait, but fans might be excited to learn that Rowling hasn’t quite laid down her wand just yet.