J.K. Rowling Finishes the Screenplay for ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’
J.K. Rowling has reportedly finished the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the upcoming Harry Potter prequel film.
Rowling has turned in her complete script to Harry Potter franchise producer David Heyman.
Speaking at this weekends Paddington premiere, Heyman revealed that Rowling’s script was “wonderful.” With the screenplay in place, Heyman said that the film is ready to move on to the next production phases.
As featured in the first year set texts reading list in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Some of the animals featured in the A-Z you will have already met in the existing Harry Potter books: for example Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa – others you certainly won’t: read on to find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold …As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text book by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles out there too …On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione – couldn’t resist grafittiing the book, and adding their own personal hand-written opinions.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is scheduled for a 2016 release.