Harry Potter fans have been treated to a two-week event spectacular in Orlando, Florida, where they have also been granted the first sneak peek at spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Thankfully for us, write Squareeyed, as part of this celebration, Warner Bros. has released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the latest adventure to come from the wizarding world, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
As well as a behind-the-scenes glimpse, the clip contains interviews with the film’s stars Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), as well as director David Yates, who also helmed the final four films in the Harry Potter franchise.
“It’s just unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of,” Redmayne says in the video.
Rowling herself will provide the script for the film, which is the first of a planned trilogy. Based on a book featured within the Harry Potter universe, Redmayne plays Newt Scamander, a ‘magizoologist’ who accidentally unleashes a suitcase of magical beasts in 1920s New York.
Samantha Morton, Ron Perlman and Colin Farrell will all star in as-yet unspecified supporting roles. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released on 18 November. Read the official synopsis and watch the announcement trailer below:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.”