The story opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Comic Con 2016 continues to deliver huge trailers with the second full look at the next installment in the Wizarding World: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set 100 years before Harry Potter in America, this trailer really gives the first good look at what Beasts is going to deliver. The period feel really comes through, and if Rowling can write screenplays as well as her Potter books, we’ll have a treat this fall. Beasts will release November 18, 2016.
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.
Next year, the world of Harry Potter returns to the big screen with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first of a trilogy (based off a 30 page book JK Rowling wrote in 2001), with screenplays written by JK Rowling, the film will follow the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and take place in America some 80 years before the events of the Potter films. This is an extreme teaser, with very little actual footage, but it’s good to know it’s on the way. Beasts will release November 18, 2016.
Not quite sure what to make of this one. Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasi….uncessarily long last name in a dark comedy about a man drive crazy by the appearance of his doppleganger directed by Richard Ayoade (Submarine) based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoevesky. So…bit of a wild card?