Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander

Trailer Time: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer #1 (2016) *Meet Newt Scamander*

For a decade, before Warner Brothers embarked on butchering their stable of super heroes, they depended on Harry Potter for a reliable giant blockbuster every 2-3 years.  This is a big year for Harry Potter.  JK Rowling’s play “Harry Potter & The Cursed Child”, which takes place decades after the main series will open, and copies of the novelization of the play will be treated as the eighth book in the series (and don’t think Daniel Radcliffe isn’t getting wads of money thrown against his window in an attempt to bring him back to adapt it).  In the meantime, Rowling has also written the screenplay to the first in a trilogy featuring pioneering magical creatures expert Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  The teaser gave us almost nothing, so this first trailer is our very first glimpse at a Wizarding World 100 years before Harry goes to Hogwarts.  Rowling has never written a screenplay before and the book on which this is based is approx. 30 pages long  The trailer has an interesting feel, a different era, but still that magical world just beneath the surface of ours.  Here’s hoping the film continues the Potter franchise’s excellence.  Beasts will release November 18, 2016.

Eddie Redmayne, Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

2 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer #1 (2016) *Meet Newt Scamander*”

  1. Right now I feel foolish for believing that Deathly Hallows was truly the end, but it’s OK if Rowling wants to keep going. It’s even OK if she only has this one universe inside her. I actually enjoy it whenever she drops a piece of information about Harry’s world… the only thing I refuse to accept is that Voldemort is pronounced that other way. The ONLY reason I wish she would move on is that she’s intimated she has another universe inside her, and I want to lose myself in a new, elaborate creation by one of the greatest minds in the history of fantasy literature.

    Is the play actually getting a novelization, or are they just publishing it in book form? I was under the impression that it was the latter. Radcliffe should hold out for as much money as he can get, but at the same time he MUST return to the franchise if the play becomes a movie. He hasn’t had the greatest track record choosing roles… there was Horns, then Victor Frankenstein, and now Swiss Army Man, which sounds like the worst idea I’ve ever heard, not just in the history of film, but every narrative form that has ever been invented in all of civilization, down through the millennia. Nostradamus AND the Mayans pinpointed this movie as an harbinger of the apocalypse. Or they should have.


  2. Also… I know there is only so much you can tell from a coming attraction, but this looks awesome, and much better than the existing films. Yates’s contributions so far have been the best by a mile, and it’s a good sign that Rowling wrote the script herself. And I’ve always thought that period pieces were just plain cool.


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