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Published On: Tue, Oct 7th, 2014

JK Rowling tweets updates on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ script, dropping ‘hints’ to fans

Harry Potter fans are still clamoring for details surrounding a series of prequels called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Creator J.K. Rowling herself is writing the screenplay and director David Yates, who helmed the final four Potter films, is returning to the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Now Rowling turned to Twitter to give fans an update on the  Fantastic Beasts screenplay.

Here’s the tweets from Rowling:

Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns. Back when I’ve finished something! @jk_rowling

Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense. – @jk_rowling

The solution is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt’s story. It isn’t part of the script, but sets the scene. – @jk_rowling

 

fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-bookEvery day, conversations in the film community gravitate to how DC, Marvel and Lucasfilm are working on huge, interconnected universes on the big screen. Innumerable other franchises are emulating this blueprint too, whether it be the Universal Monsters orGhostbusters. But a similar franchise largely kept out of the conversation is Harry Potter.

In the next decade, we’re going to get at least three new films in Potter’s universe. The spin-off series, set years before Harry’s story, is called

Warner Bros. has set a release date of November 18, 2016 for the film and latest news on the series comes from the series creator herself.

Rowling took to Twitter to confirm she’s now “tweaking” the Fantastic Beasts screenplay. Read her quotes and more on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them below.

“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling explained of the trilogy.

No actor has been cast for the lead role of Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist” in his early 20s, but expect a life changing role for some young actor.

Fantastic Beasts will also be developed across the Studio’s video game, consumer products and digital initiatives businesses, including enhanced links with Pottermore.com, Rowling’s digital online experience built around the Harry Potter stories.

The film will arrive in theaters November 18, 2016 with a minimum of two films to follow.

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  1. Warner Bros denies ‘Fantastic Beasts’ casting news - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Back in November, it was reported that J.K. Rowling had finally finished the film’s script, about a month after her teasing fans with a few hints, more on that here. […]

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