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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, by Peter Sciretta. This is the first installment of an announced five-film series but the movie somehow feels like a standalone one-off movie. I know critics like to complain about films which seem to exist only to set up a potential franchise, but this felt to me like the exact opposite. As the characters concluded this adventure, I felt like I was shutting the book on their stories. What could the Fantastic Beasts sequels possibly be about? Who might they focus on? Originally envisioned as a trilogy of films , it was recently revealed that JK Rowling and Warner Bros now plan to make five Fantastic Beasts movies.
Is there a copy out there that parents out there can get for their kid? If not, where can parents get a copy? First released in , J. Rowling actually wrote and compiled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them under the pen name of Newt Scamander, a nod to the fictional textbook Fantastic Beasts, which is on most first-years textbook list at Hogwarts and is a well-known academic text in magizoologist circles. So getting your hands on a copy of the original textbook is no small feat, and only one to be accomplished should you feel like shelling over the cash. For example, an original print of To Kill A Mockingbird costs about dollars — and that book was written almost 80 years ago.
Rowling under the pen name of the fictitious author Newt Scamander about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. The original version, illustrated by the author herself, purports to be Harry Potter 's copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US , the first novel of the Harry Potter series. It includes several notes inside it supposedly handwritten by Harry, Ron Weasley , and Hermione Granger , detailing their own experiences with some of the beasts described, and including in-jokes relating to the original series. In a interview with publisher Scholastic , Rowling stated that she chose the subject of magical creatures because it was a fun topic for which she had already developed a lot of information in earlier books. Rowling's name did not appear on the cover of the first edition, the work being credited under the pen name "Newt Scamander", who, in the books, wrote this textbook as seen on Harry's supply list for his first year. On 12 September , Warner Bros.
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After eight Harry Potter movies, the last of which debuted in , the wizarding world of J. But unlike the Potter films, the film's screenplay was written by Rowling itself, and is an original work not based off of a book. Now, that statement may come as a shock to some fans, because Rowling did write a book called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them back in The book is not a novel, and has no real story. Instead, it's a textbook purported to be used by Harry, and is "authored" by Newt Scamander — the protagonist of the film. The book, said to be published in , catalogs 85 different magical creatures, with descriptions penned by Newt following his travels across five continents. It was this bit of information that was used as a jumping off point for Rowling in writing the film.