Filming begins on Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
I’m not the biggest Potter-head in the world, but even I was stoked by Warner Brother’s announcement today that filming had begun on the first of the hotly-anticipated Harry Potter spinoffs Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The movie is based on a fictional tome mentioned several times during the series, and later turned into a short booklet by J.K. Rowling to benefit British charity Comic Relief.
The movie will follow the adventures of the book’s fictional author, Newt Scamander, as he scours the earth during the 1920s searching high and low for mythical beasts to include in his book.
Little is known beyond that, apart from the fact that British actor Eddie Redmayne has been tipped to play Scamander.
Today’s announcement added few clues – just the name of just one more cast member, Samantha Morten, in the role of ‘Mary Lou’.
The movie is set to hit the cinema in November 2016 – and for Potter fans starved of new material since 2011’s Death Hallows Part 2, that can’t come soon enough!
Update: Be sure and also check out our writer Maddie’s short review of the book and how it may fare as a film.