Synopsis: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
J.K. Rowling already gave the world a tremendous gift with her Harry Potter series. But even though she’s closed the book on Harry Potter’s story, she’s far from done exploring his wonderful wizarding world. She’s reteamed with the director of The Deathly Hallows films for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is planned as the first film in a new franchise.
Set decades before Harry Potter was even born, Fantastic Beasts follows the adventures of the wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he explores the secret magical community of New York City in the early 20th century. It’s the first of any of these movies to be written by Rowling herself, and as you can tell from the new trailer, she’s still got plenty of magic up her sleeve for the world to discover.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18, 2016.
the fact that hogwarts is covered in cats always amuses me, like, i bet they just wander into charms class occasionally and sit on the desks, or somehow get into potions class and bat people’s potions onto the floor for no apparent reason
The amazing thing about JK Rowling is that she writes this script and it’s so descriptive, but occasionally she’s very economical about her words. And in this particular one it was like, so Dan [Fogler]’s character and mine were running through the Central Park zoo, and we stumble across this thing and Newt performs mating dance and—and you sort of read through it and back up and go what? What is a magical seduction mating dance? What on earth? Where do you start? —Eddie Redmayne on mating dance research [x]