Fantastic Beasts is now in theaters! Spend no time and meet the magical universe of Harry Potter once again.
The script writer of Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling says “despite the seven books and eight movies there is still more to come.”
This Thursday and today, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released in most parts of the world, a movie scripted by J.K. Rowling, who presents her new saga of adventures connected with Harry Potter.
“I know that despite the seven books and eight movies there is still more to come, but I thought that more than making a new Harry Potter on demand, I had to create something that I would like to write … And I hope that when the followers enter this new universe, they will feel just as good as I do in it ” explained J.K. Rowling.
Directed by David Yates, the new saga of adventures follows the magician expelled from Hogwarts, Newt Scamander, the fictional author of the textbook that Harry Potter and his fellow adventurers used in classes at Hogwarts School of Magic and Witchcraft.
Scamander is brought to life by Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”), and he is accompanied by Katherine Waterstone ( “Steve Jobs”), Dan Fogler ( “The Good Wife”) and Alison Sudol ( “Transparent”) that form a quartet that comes to substitute the trio that composed Harry, Hermione and Ron in his adventure to protect the world’s fantastic creatures.
The story is set seventy years before the adventures of Harry Potter, in the twenties of the last century, and is carried to New York from United Kingdom.
The new movies, all of which are to be scripted by Rowling, have some independent narrative of the previous ones, although they also have characters that connect with the adventures of Potter.
The second film will go into it and it will be possible to know for example the youth of Albus Dumbledore, the powerful wizard of Harry Potter universe, said the British writer.
Rowling and the Cast’s Thoughts
“I can’t tell you anything, even though I would like to,” said the writer, who did not deny the homosexuality of the master magician and his relation with some other characters already known by the followers.
Both Redmayne and the rest of the cast acknowledged feeling “some pressure” for playing the new characters of the Rowling universe in front of a legion of fans accustomed to other faces.
At the same time, Redmayne said he felt “enormously protected” by playing a character created by the British writer. “When you work with her you know that her passion is precise to draw the characters from her stories,” he explained.
The actors themselves acknowledged knowing little of the future of their characters in the saga, although, according to Redmayne, “In this world being left without too many surprises is almost appreciated.”
Although they want to maintain secrecy about the future of the saga and upcoming works, Rowling did confirm at the press conference that there will be a Broadway version of her new stories, although still undated, as the second film in the saga.
The first one, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates, who was already the director of the second part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, has opened today.