The Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, gets a trailer.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 British fantasy action film by J. K. Rowling as her screenwriting debut and inspired by Rowling’s book of the same name. A spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film will be the first installment of a trilogy. Rowling is also producing the film alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Colin Farrell.
Taking place in 1926, the film chronicles Newt Scamander (Redmayne)’s arrival at the Magical Congress of the United States of America for a meeting with an important official. At this meeting is a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt.
The situation threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations, which is already in a dangerous place, due to the threatening presence of the fanatical New Salem Philanthropic Society, an extremist organization dedicated to the eradication of wizard-kind. Newt battles to correct the mistake, and the horrors of the resultant increase in violence, fear, and tension felt between magical and non-magical peoples.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to be released on November 18th, 2016 worldwide in the 3D, IMAX 4K Laser format, and other large format theatres.