Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – In theaters November 2016!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or simply Fantastic Beasts, is an upcoming 2016 British fantasy drama film inspired by the book of the same name by J. K. Rowling. A spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film is written by Rowling as her screenwriting debut. It is the first installment of a trilogy. Rowling produces the film alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jon Voight and Ron Perlman. Principal photography commenced on 17 August 2015, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
Harry Potter is a British-American film series based on the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). Without inflation adjustment, it is the second highest-grossing film series with $7.7 billion in worldwide receipts, of which seven out of eight films are among the 50 highest-grossing films.
The series was mainly produced by David Heyman and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the three leading characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Four directors worked on the series: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates. All eight movies had their screenplays written by Steve Kloves, with the exception of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), written by Michael Goldenberg. Production took over ten years to complete, with the main story arc following Harry Potter’s quest to overcome his arch-enemy Lord Voldemort.