'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Trilogy To Hit Big Screen

Image: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Trilogy To Hit Big Screen

Monday, 31 Mar 2014 12:48 PM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" spinoff, will be made into a trilogy of blockbuster films, a New York Times interview revealed over the weekend.

According to the New York Times, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara played a key role in persuading Rowling to put more of her writing on the big screen.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"When I say [Tsujihara] made 'Fantastic Beasts' happen, it isn’t P.R.-speak but the literal truth," the award-winning author told The Times in an email. "We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting."

"Fantastic Beasts" was published in 2001 as a supplement to Rowling's "Harry Potter" series. It was billed as a copy of one of Potter's textbooks by fictional magizoologist Newt Scamander and set 70 years before the events of the original book series.

Warner Bros. first announced last September that Rowling had agreed to adapt the Potter spinoff for the big screen.

"Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series but an extension of the wizarding world," the author said in a statement at the time. "The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets underway."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Passengers Push Plane on Icy Russian Runway (With Help of a Tractor)

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 20:45 PM

Passengers on a Russian plane got off to push the aircraft to help get it on the runway after it began slipping on ice i . . .

Bernie Tiede, Convicted Murderer Mortician, to Get New Sentencing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:39 PM

Bernie Tiede, the mortician who was convicted of killing his companion Marjorie Nugent in 1996, will receive a new sente . . .

Chrysler Pentastar Logo Getting Phased Out With FCA Formation

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Chrysler's iconic Pentastar logo is being phased out as the company introduces a new logo in keeping with the newly form . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved