About two weeks ago, Warner Brothers Pictures released an awesome trailer for the Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The trailer hinted at some mysterious story and showed off some very impressive visuals as is expected of a “Harry Potter” related movie. Now, the screenplay of “Fantastic Beasts” which was penned by J.K. Rowling herself, is being made available in book form.
J.K Rowling’s official Harry Potter website Pottermore revealed that the book will be released on November 19, a day after the release of David Yates’ movie based on the screenplay. The release on Pottermore reads “A new book from J.K. Rowling is always a good reason to celebrate. But this year will mark the first time the author has published a screenplay, which you’ll be able to buy as a print edition from Little, Brown (UK) or Scholastic (US and Canada), or as an eBook right here on Pottermore.”
As reported by Inside the Magic, Ellie Berger, president of Scholastic’s US Trade Division said, “With any new writing from J.K. Rowling, we know that we are not only engaging her vast fan base but are also building a new generation of readers.” She added that “The much-anticipated release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie marks another magical and exciting moment for film lovers and readers everywhere, and we are absolutely delighted to publish J.K. Rowling’s screenplay debut.”
The stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which was written by English playwright Jack Thorne, will also be published as a book. The play was also based on a story by Rowling and was split into two parts like “The Deathly Hallows.” It will be published as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II” on July 31 this year.
It’s common knowledge by now that the legions of “Harry Potter” fans will gobble up anything and everything related, even if distantly, to the boy wizard played by Daniel Radcliffe. The latest trailer of “Fantastic Beasts” cashes in on that sentiment by mentioning the titillating words “Hogwarts” and “Dumbledore,” not to mention that famous theme music by John Williams, prominently featured in the trailer for a movie that has got almost nothing to do with the Harry Potter character.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Eddie Redmayne as Magizoologist Newt Scamander who travels to New York in 1926 with a suitcase filled with fantastical creatures, after being thrown out of Hogwarts.