|On the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Image via ew.com.|
Warner Brothers has released the first teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a film set in the Harry Potter universe scheduled for a 2016 release.
Fantastic Beasts marks the first time Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has written a screenplay based on one of her works. She wrote the original book under the pen name of Newt Scamander, and it was intended to be a real-life version of one of Harry Potter's textbooks issued to him in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first novel in the series.
For the movie, Rowling has built a story around Scamander (played by 2015 Academy Award Best Actor Eddie Redmayne) visiting New York City in the 1920's, where a few of the magical creatures packed in his suitcase accidentally escape. Trouble, and adventures, ensues shortly afterwards.
Directed by David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Ezra Miller (Trainwreck), Collin Farrell (Total Recall (2016)), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), and Academy Award-Winning actor Jon Voight (Coming Home, Ray Donovan).
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is scheduled to be released Nov. 18, 2016.
(via Bleeding Cool)