Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: cover of original screenplay revealed!

by |September 2, 2016

You know it’s going to be a great day when you wake up to Harry Potter news; today is one of those days!

It’s just been announced that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay will be released the same day as its accompanying film – 18 November. Have a look the truly glorious, mystical,  Art Deco-inspired cover of the screenplay below!

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. It’s an all-new wizardly adventure; a Harry Potter spin-off. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) plays the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, who searches for the world’s most magical creatures and stores them in his suitcase.

When he arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of his fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

The film is based on the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the study guide to magical creatures that is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Director of the film, David Yates, said in July that J.K. Rowling has already written the script for the second film … and has ideas for the third: “We’ve done the first one, she’s written the second one, [and] she’s got ideas for the third one,” he told GSN.

Get to know Newt Scamander in the below featurette: 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplayby J. K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

by J. K. Rowling

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling ...

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Anastasia Hadjidemetri is the editor of The Booktopian and star of Booktopia's weekly YouTube show, Booked with Anastasia. A big reader and lover of books, Anastasia relishes the opportunity to bring you all the latest news from the world of books.

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