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J.K. Rowling Writing Harry Potter Inspired Movie for Warner Bros.!

J.K. Rowling Writing Harry Potter Inspired Movie for Warner Bros.!

Great news Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling will be writing a movie that is based on the wizarding world she created in her seven part series!

“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 48-year-old author said in a statement. “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, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.”

Click inside to read the entirety of JK‘s statement, including how Warner Bros. approached her to write the film.

“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, realized 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. As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros. 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, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway. I particularly want to thank Kevin Tsujihara of Warner Bros. for his support in this project, which would not have happened without him. I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.”

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10 Comments

# 1

Yessss!!!!!!

# 2
living in the box @ 09/12/2013 at 11:11 am

this mean new characters, new story. interesting.

# 3
prettymatt @ 09/12/2013 at 11:12 am

yayyyy! anything new related to HP (and written by JKR) is more than welcome!

# 4

Wooo!!!!!!!!!!!

# 5

G R E A T news, can’t wait for this film.

# 6

this made me so happy i literally burst into tears of joy :))

# 7

thanks you admin good

# 8

SO happy!

# 9

I predicted this when she said Harry Potter was done after the deathly hallows part II.. Rowling is sitting on a gold mine. She has 20 years or more of material. Her off spring will be wealthy for the next 200 years.

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