Magical incantations and enchanting locations may be the hallmark of the popular Harry Potter series; from the imagination of British author J K Rowling came a young wizard who lived in cupboard under the stairs. This child was called Harry Potter and his story began at number 4 Privet Drive in the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the first book in the series and introduced readers to the wizard Harry Potter.
As J K Rowling continued to release more Harry Potter books, she was able to gradually expand her spellbinding world of wizards. The majority of Harry Potter’s adventures took place at his school, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During his time at Hogwarts, the tale of Harry Potter seemed to be filled with adventure, unique characters and strange creatures. As J K Rowling’s success grew, Harry Potter’s unusual world soon caught the attention of the film industry and it was Warner Bros Entertainment who picked up the film rights.
With Warner Bros Entertainment involved, along with several talented cast and creative individuals, the Harry Potter series may have taken the film world by surprise. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, audiences around the world seemed to be able to experience the adventures of the boy who lived. Spanning 7 years of wizarding school across 8 films, the story of Harry Potter captured the imagination of audiences and over time it may have established a dedicated fan base.
As Warner Bros cast a wide net over the series of Harry Potter books they aimed to adapt all of J K Rowling’s work on Harry Potter. The tale of Harry Potter may have reached its conclusion with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, yet the wizarding world aims to continue on and reveal more of its secret and detailed world. Warner Bros Entertainment announced they aim to return to the world of Harry Potter with the release of ‘Fantastic beasts and where to find them’.
Taking place in 1926, decades before the adventures of Harry Potter, actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) stars as Newt Scamander. Set in New York, audiences are reintroduced to the wizarding world, this time focusing on the American side of this magical world. With a mysterious tale involving several magical creatures and a new cast of wizards and witches, Eddie Redmayne is joined by the talented Katherine Waterson (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice), Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) and Ezra Miller (Trainwreck, Justice League).
Fantastic beasts and where to find them also marks the screenwriting debut of J K Rowling. Also returning to this magical world, and sitting in the directorial seat, is David Yates, who may be known for directing several films in the Harry Potter series. With this collective of talent, adapting J K Rowlings ideas to the big screen may offer audiences another adventure.
So, prepare for more owls, broomsticks and magic wands as Warner Bros Entertainment gears up to release ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’. The studio aims to craft a unique adventure and reintroduce audiences to J K Rowling’s magical world with this latest release. Although Harry Potter’s story may have wrapped up, audiences might still find enjoyment as the wizarding world readies itself for a new adventure.
How does Fantastic Beasts and where to find them aim to expand the lore of the Harry Potter World?