Fellow Harry Potter fans … By now, you’ve heard about the new spinoff, but now, we finally know what “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” is going to be about!
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). “Fantastic Beasts” is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.
Sounds amazing doesn’t it! While J.K. Rowling had creative input on all the previous eight Harry Potter movies, the 1926-set prequel “Fantastic Beasts” is her first actual script.
“Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” is scheduled to come out November 18, 2016.