The film adaptation of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be helmed by a director who at least knows what he is doing! David Yates has signed on to head the project which is based on the novel set in world of “Harry Potter.” Yates has previously directed four of the beloved “Harry Potter” film adaptations.
The novel, written by J.K. Rowling, is set in the wizarding world and is inspired by the Hogwarts textbook that was featured in the Harry Potter series also written by Rowling. It follows the adventures of the fictitious author Newt Scamander as he tracks down the mysterious, amazing, and all together fantastic beasts that are hidden among the wizarding and muggle world.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a planned trilogy. It will feature creatures, characters, and aspects of society that will be familiar to “Harry Potter” fans. However, the tale begins seventy years before Harry Potter begins.
Currently, there is no word on any actors attached to star in the project or when we can expect the film to go into production. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will release in theaters on November 18, 2016.