J.K. Rowling has struck a deal with Warner Brothers to do more films based on the Harry Potter series! The first film, which Rowling herself is writing the screenplay for, will be based on her book Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them . The film will not feature Harry Potter or any of the primary leads but will instead feature fictitious author Newt Scamander. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Rowling said that although it's her first screenplay, she felt she was the only one who could do it.
"the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ realized by another writer was difficult."
In addition to the film being free of one Harry Potter, it will also start out in the United States!
“The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.
Another part of the deal is that Warner Bros will distribute a made for TV version of her latest book, The Casual Vacancy, which was met with lackluster reviews. Are you excited for another film in the Harry Potter universe? Or will it just not be the same without "the boy who lived"?