Wands at the Ready

 

 

Photo courtesy of www.feelguide.com: Side-by-side photo of Author Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them author, J.K. Rowling, and her aforementioned book. (http://www.feelguide.com/2013/09/12/warner-brothers-j-k-rowling-announce-epic-new-series-of-harry-potter-inspired-films-set-in-1930/)

Photo courtesy of www.feelguide.com: Side-by-side photo of Author Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them author, J.K. Rowling, and her aforementioned book. (http://www.feelguide.com/2013/09/12/warner-brothers-j-k-rowling-announce-epic-new-series-of-harry-potter-inspired-films-set-in-1930/)

Maxine Camero
Staff Writer

 

On Nov. 8, 2016, J.K. Rowling’s book, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, will be transformed into a movie trilogy, allowing Potterheads, and fantasy fans alike to take a trip back to the magical world of Harry Potter.

The story will revolve around the character Newt Scamander, who is the fictional author of the textbook: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. The textbook is similar to a catalogue in that it goes through describing and detailing all the magical animals and creatures that Scamander discovers on his travels across the globe.

The films were first announced to the public September 12, 2013 by Warner Bro’s, the same production company that produced all eight Harry Potter films. Harry Potter’s author, J.K. Rowling, made a tweet on the Oct. 6, saying: “Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My want won’t tolerate this nonsense.”

This tweet on her official Twitter page was found out to be a puzzle, and was solved. The solution was: “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours.” The riddle was solved by avid Harry Potter blogger, Emily Strong, on twitter. The answer to the riddle was the first part of a summary of the film trilogy, and not a line from the movie itself.

“I’m interested to see what Rowling is going to do with this next movie, considering her success with the other books and movies,” undecided major, Thomas Fox, said.

The movie will build off and give a backstory to the textbook written by Scamander. Set to follow Scamander’s adventures in New York with other witches and wizards who must live secretly within the muggle dominated world.

Memorable creatures from the Harry Potter universe will be returning, such as the Hippogriffs, winged creatures with the head of an eagle.

All across the world, fans rejoice about the news of another film being released in the future. The movie might be two years away, but this is the perfect chance for Potterheads alike to get back into the Harry Potter spirit.

“I think Harry Potter fans will rejoice. I would imagine seeing the world again would feel like coming home for the fans,” Graphic and Web Design major, Jared Claunch said.

Visit http://bit.ly/1urZOLp for more information on the book and the movie, and the magical beasts and creatures.

 

 
Contact Maxine at mcamero@lc.edu