The famous Harry Potter novelist J.K. Rowling is back again. She is not done with the world of Potter. This time it ain’t a book but a movie that she is up with. J.K. Rowling written movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, which is inspired by a book first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will soon be filmed.
‘Harry Potter’ producer, David Hayman spoke about the movie giving some insights and clearing certain misconceptions. Heyman said, “I can’t talk really about it yet. All I can say is that it’s great. J.K had no need to go back to this universe or world. It’s not ‘Harry Potter’, but the world of Harry. She’s chosen to do so because she felt a need to tell a story. That she’s doing it means that it’s going to be very, very special.”
Rowling said in a statement, “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 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. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.” She also added, “It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ realised by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood”. Apparantly, JK was very inspired by Warner Bros’s idea. Also, she had decided to make a come back in the wizarding world only is some idea really moved her. This was it!
According to the studio, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be the first in a series of films.