Brace yourself, the soon to be published screenplay will be available in November.
It seems we just can’t escape the world of J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter these days. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is out in July, rumors of casting are still abound, and Rowling’s crime novel, Career of Evil, is continually rising up the ladder in sales. To clarify, we’re not complaining in the slightest, but the swarm of news surrounding the author and her work does seem to be rising twards some climactic precipice, leading us to ask – what’s next? Well, consider the ascent of Potter world reached. Rowling announced this week that her screenplay, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will now be adapted for a book, which is set to debut November 19th.
Can’t wait until then? Don’t worry, there’s a trailer for the Warner Bros. film feature of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will release a day prior to the book.
The screenplay’s story line is inspired by a Hogwarts text book, also called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by the wizarding world’s most prestigious ‘magizoologist’, Newt Scamander. The story narrows in on Mr. Scamander in the early 1900’s when he arrives in New York City. Here he encounters an American muggle with a misplaced magical briefcase, spelling out a world of adventure and magical curiosities for Scamander.
Purchase of the screenplay has shot through the roof since the announcement of the book, and we can only anticipate more interest as the November debut date veers closer.
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