Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts new script details

JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them trilogy is filming soon

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling

Speaking to The Telegraph, Harry Potter producer David Heyman offered an update on the first film in the Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them trilogy, which marks JK Rowling’s debut as a screenwriter.

“Jo [Rowling] has written a wonderful script. It’s early stages. David Yates is directing and we start filming next year. I’m just really excited about it.”

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is based on Rowling’s 2001 in-universe textbook to the creatures of the Wizarding World, so the big question is just what sort of movie this will be.

A smaller question is perhaps that with 80% of the book’s profits being given to Comic Relief for charity work, will anything similar be happening with the film?

The first installment in the planned trilogy of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will be released in 2016. For more of the latest news on all the biggest movies, bag yourself the latest issue of SciFiNow.