Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: WB and J.K. Rowling Plan on Three Movies
We heard last September that WB were hoping to turn J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff into a franchise. It has now been said that the spinoff will at least be a trilogy
J.K. Rowling spoke about how important WB’s CEO Kevin Tsujihara’s involvement was for this plan to come together.
“When I say he made ‘Fantastic Beasts’ happen, it isn’t P.R.-speak but the literal truth. 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! When Kevin got the top job, he brought a new energy, which rubbed off. He’s a very engaging person, thoughtful and funny.” – J.K. Rowling
The film will follow Newt Scamander long before Harry’s journey began. The films have been described as not being prequels or sequels and will start in New York.
David Heyman is set to produce Fantastic Beasts. A director and release date have yet to be set.