May 16, 2014

J. K. Rowling Fantastic Beasts Movie News

Posted by at 10:40 am in Book to Big Screen, Harry Potter | Permalink

Extra!November 18, 2016.

Clear your calendar of any other events on that day because if you are a Harry Potter fan, you will want that day free to go see the new movie based on J. K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

It will be the first of 3 mega-movies set in the magical world about 70 years before the start of the Harry Potter story (so obviously, Harry, Ron, and Hermione were not born yet). The films will follow magizoologist Newton Artemis Fido Scamander (whose grandson Rolf will later marry Luna Lovegood). Newt was a Hufflepuff who graduated from Hogwarts in 1915. From 1918 to 1927, he traveled all over the world researching magical creatures for the book he was writing called . . . Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which we know went on to become a Hogwarts textbook. In his travels, he visited New York, which is where this movie will start.

We don’t know which actors will be in the movies, but we do know that the look of the movies will resemble the eight Harry Potter movies and might re-use the some of the same sets, currently housed at Warner’s Leavesden Studios in London.

OK. I have told you all I know so far. I’m sorry it’s not very much yet. Has anyone read the original book? What creatures are you most excited about seeing in the movie?

image from kids.scholastic.com— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. Charli7e

    I really REALLY want to see a griffin. I know they had hippogriffs, but I need to see a griffin. That, and I want to see a Snidget, And some dragons would be pretty cool too. :) It’ll be cool that it’s in the US though! Maybe it’ll mention the school they have in the States. And maybe there’ll be a crup. That could be interesting…

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  2. gymnasticsmoon12

    pretty cool articles more for me means more knowledge about more books Thank you Sonja STACKS staffer!!!! Thumbs Up For Her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………………………

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  3. wingscyclone13

    The harry potter books are really long same thing with the movies but reading these kinds of books help your lexile get way higher and up! Which is great

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  4. bearcity32

    I can’t wait to see a hippogriff in a movie again! I’ve read the Harry Potter series 13 times!

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  5. campbuddyz5459

    OMG!!!!! THAT IS AWESOME, COOL, AND ANYTHING ELSE I CAN THINK OF, BUT I AM TOO LAZY TO WRITE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!! DREAM COME TRUE!

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  6. Rocky123

    OMG!! I am on the sixth book of Harry Potter and I’m a huge fan!! I can’t wait to see the movie! SO EXCITED!

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  7. Juliet

    I have read the book and I want to see if dragons or unicorns get in the movie. This is awesome!

    : ) ; )

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  8. joyoustreehouse12

    I love Harry Potter. I think it would be cool to see monsters that weren’t in the movies

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  9. mischievousloki59

    It would be cool to include the kappa, lethifold and the monkey-like cup-headed water carrier who likes cucumbers. THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!

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  10. dreamtimedetermined14

    AWESOME!!!!!!! I have been waiting for a long time. So glad they finally set a date! I really want to see this one creature called a Lethifold, it sounds scary and I think it would be cool to see in the movie! : )

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