Harry’s story may be over, but J.K. Rowling isn’t ready to leave his magical world behind altogether.
According to a post on her official Facebook page, she and Warner Bros. will work together on an adaptation of her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
Moreover, Rowling herself will make her screenwriting debut with the film, which is being described as “the first in a new film series which is part of their expanded partnership with [the Harry Potter author].”
The writer explains that Warner came to her about adapting the book, joking about the difficulties of adapting a book from fictional author Newt Scamander.
“Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt,” she said. “As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.””
Rowling cautioned her readers that the film will not be a prequel or sequel to the Harry Potter franchise, but will instead be “an extension of the wizarding world.”
Though the storyline of “Fantastic Beasts” has yet to be revealed, since the source material is more of an encyclopedia of magical creatures, she teased that Newt’s story begins in New York 70 years before the events in the Harry Potter books.
Are you excited for more wizarding movie magic from J.K. Rowling? What do you think Newt’s story will be?