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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" to be Released November 2016

Movies
Posted by: Mel
May 13, 2014, 08:58 PM

The first movie in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" trilogy will be released on November 18th, 2016, according to Variety:

Set initially in New York about seven decades before the start of the Harry Potter story, the films will follow “magizoologist” Newt Scamander as an extension of the wizarding world — rather than being prequels or sequels.

The Warner Bros.-Rowling partnership on “Fantastic Beasts” had been jointly announced in September with Rowling adapting the script from the 2001 book, ostensibly written by the fictional Newt Scamander.

Tsujihara had said at that point that “Fantastic Beasts” would resemble the eight Harry Potter movies in response to a question of whether the films would re-use the same sets, currently housed at Warner’s Leavesden Studios in London.

You can read more here.

Only two years and six months until the premiere!

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5 Comments

Petunia2_thumb
452 Points

Wow, that far out? I guess it can’t be helped. They would be fools not to reuse some of the “town” sets from the other movies.

Posted by Mad But Happy on May 14, 2014, 10:02 AM report to moderator
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928 Points

I don’t remember the book taking place in New York. I have to go back and read them.

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on May 14, 2014, 04:41 PM report to moderator
Namnl_s1_thumb
28 Points

This is so exciting!

Posted by Hermie91 on May 14, 2014, 08:18 PM report to moderator
Eeyorescrollsparky_thumb
444 Points

Yeah, New York? Really? I don’t remember the book actually being set in any particular place. I always thought that the author would have lived in the UK somewhere.

Posted by Eeyore on May 19, 2014, 01:36 AM report to moderator
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80450 Points

I wonder if there any North American dragons…

Posted by Won_Two on May 26, 2014, 01:17 PM report to moderator
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