Published On: Mon, Mar 31st, 2014

‘Harry Potter’ spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ set 70 years earlier, starting in New York

Newt Scamander is the new protagonist for the Harry Potter spinoffs, which are “neither prequels or sequels,” in development at Warner Bros – the first being Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

“The main character will be a “magizoologist” named Newt Scamander. The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals,” notes the Mar. 29 NY Times article about the WB CEO. Kevin Tsujihara.

“When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn’t P.R.-speak but the literal truth,” Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling said in response to emailed questions. “We 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!”

“When Kevin got the top job, he brought a new energy, which rubbed off. He’s a very engaging person, thoughtful and funny.”

A 2001 book was released, noted as a Harry Potter textbook, and is presumed to the be source for this new trilogy.

Full article on Tsujihara – click here

Check out the brief remarks made by the film’s producer previously HERE


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