Friday, September 13, 2013

J.K. Rowling to pen movie in "Harry Potter" universe

Hold onto your Sorting Hats, all you fangirls and fanboys - we're going to get a chance to go back to the universe of Harry Potter!

"Harry Potter" series author J.K. Rowling will be writing a screenplay for a movie about Newt Scamander, author of the book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." 

It's isn't a sequel or prequel to the massively successful "Harry Potter" franchise, but it does take place in the same magical world. The movie is set to take place 70 years B.P. (Before Potter) in New York. 

Warner Brothers had told Rowling they were considering a movie based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," but Rowling said she couldn't quite handle the idea of handing over her creation to another author. Therefore, she pitched her own movie to the studio.

I'm super excited about another magical adventure by Rowling. I am a big fan of Harry Potter, and I love her wonderful imagination and the cleverness she inserts throughout her books. I'm interested to see how her style translates to the big screen, though. I know that screenwriting is quite a bit different, stylistically, than writing a novel, and I hope that she's up to the task - or, at the very least, has a good writing partner on the project! 

Still, having another adventure in that universe - even one that doesn't directly involve The Boy Who Lived - is a thrilling prospect, and something I never thought I'd get to experience! Let's hope that it goes well and that this is only the beginning of a long, entertaining series of Wizarding World movies to come!

What do you think of Rowling's plans to write a Newt Scamander movie?

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