The Potter train is back in business.
Are you thirsting for more Harry Potter? You wait will soon be over. A while back J.K. Rowling wrote a book through a pseudonym, Newt Scamander. The book title, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is connected in the Potter-verse by being a required text in Hogwarts first year, and deals with magical animals and how to deal with them presumably. Now, BEASTS is getting the film treatment.
Eddie Redmayne will take on the role of Newt, a wizard who travels to America with a briefcase that houses countless creatures and their habitats. A story of course needs conflict, which occurs when the briefcase opens and the critters escape and run amok in 1920s New York City.
It’ll be fun to see this whimsical world in a period setting, though the trailer is surprisingly devoid of much action, animal wise. No doubt saving it for later editions. David Yates who directed HARRY POTTERs 4, 5, 6, and 7.1 and 7.2 will return. And the cast he’s got is a great one: Katherine Waterston, Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Ezra Miller.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM will be in theatres come November 18, 2016.