Upcoming trilogy by J.K. Rowling, Script has been finished for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and shooting will begin next year with the banner of Warner Bros.
Produced by David Heyman, Heyman said “Jo [Rowling] has written a wonderful script. It’s early stages. David Yates is directing and we start filming next year. I’m just really excited about it.”
Inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the adventures of the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander. Set in the wizarding world, the story will feature magical creatures and characters, some of which will be familiar to devoted Harry Potter fans. 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.
The second and third “Fantastic Beasts” films are scheduled for release on November 16, 2018 and November 20, 2020.
Release Date November 18, 2016.