Warner Bros. released a new featurette for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as part of the Harry Potter celebration going on right now at Universal’s Orlando resort, in Florida.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them promises to take Harry Potter fans back to the wizarding world by following the adventures of Newt Scamander roughly 70 years before Harry came to Hogwarts. You might remember Newt as the author of a particular book Harry studied at Hogwarts, a book titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I know fans already know all this stuff, but I’m also trying to bring newcomers up to speed, after all you need more than just die hard fans to turn a big movie like this into the kind of success the studio expects. With at least two more Newt Scamander movies in the pipeline, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them needs to start off on the right foot.
Warner Bros. is not pulling any punches here, they got David Yates back to direct and the film’s screenplay was written by Potter author J.K. Rowling. Starring in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ron Perlman, Ezra Miller and Jon Voight.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens November 18th in the US and around the world.