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Published on January 9th, 2016 | by Beth Cunningham

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The Magic is Back: Rowlings next adventure into the magical realm

 

We have all stroked the spine of the Monster Book of Monsters, been bored to tears by Hogwarts: A History, and fallen through the pages of Tom Riddle’s diary. All of J.K Rowling’s books, be they of the magical or muggle world, have captivated readers from the moment they turned the first page. The Harry Potter films have brought these beloved novels to life, and have allowed everyone to connect with the fantastical masterpiece Rowling created. When the final credits of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two rolled, the devastation was undeniable. Many feared this would be their final glimpse into the beloved world of Harry Potter.

However, J.K Rowling inspired new hope, stating: “I have always said never say never,” suggesting the possibility of a new film venture into her magical world. Unsurprisingly, she did not disappoint, with the announcement that her book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, inspired by Harry’s own textbook of the same name in the series, was being turned into a film trilogy. The first film of which will be released on November 18 2016, penned by none other than the author herself— her screen-writing debut.
This first film will follow the story of the fictitious author Newt Scamander, a magizoologist in New York, who meets with the Magical Congress of the United States of America.

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

The magical world, and their relationship with the No-Maj (a new term used in America to refer to non-magical people), is thrown into turmoil when some creatures escape from a magical expanding briefcase in Scamander’s possession. This film will introduce us to a whole other sector of the magical world. New authorities, new slang phrases, and new enemies are sure to make this film one you won’t forget in a hurry.
As a complete and utter fan of all things Harry Potter, it was very exciting and comforting to discover that many people very close to the franchise are coming together to make this yet another unforgettable work. David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, has come back to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the producer of every Harry Potter film, David Heyman will once again join this franchises creative team. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne will star as Newt Scamander, alongside musician Alison Sudol and Tony Award winner Daniel Fogler. In an interview with the London Evening Standard, Redmayne stated “I’ve always loved that world and I feel thrilled to be invited into it”. With the ever-growing hype and crew behind the film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is proving to be the most highly anticipated film of the season, and is sure to be yet another phenomenal journey into the magical realm.

Check out the trailer here

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