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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Jason Tate, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or simply Fantastic Beasts, is an upcoming 2016 British fantasy drama film inspired by the book of the same name by J. K. Rowling. A spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film was written by Rowling as her screenwriting debut. It is the first installment of a trilogy. Rowling produced the film alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jon Voight and Ron Perlman. Principal photography commenced on 17 August 2015, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.

    Out: November 18th

  2. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    Very disappointing they didn't take this opportunity to step-up the diversity. This is a great cast, but it's 1920s New York. Come. On.
  3. Paul Beaumont


    Hmm. I'll reserve judgment but it doesn't look great.
  4. NewSurrender

    Regular Prestigious

    I'm so keen for this!! Loved the dumbledore name drop and hogwarts music
  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  6. Serh

    Prestigious Prestigious

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  7. Looks like fun!
  8. imthegrimace

    the poster formally known as thesheriff Supporter

    I'm in.
  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  10. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  11. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    I haven't been paying very much attention to this, but after watching that Final Trailer I am unbelievably excited. It looks like a really cool way to continue the Harry Potter universe without feeling redundant. I'm glad JK Rowling is behind it too.
  12. Matt

    Living with the land Supporter


  13. exanctile

    Fight the long defeat.

    I'm moderately excited for this, but it looks a little animation-heavy, judging by the trailer. Hopefully it won't show the same drop is aesthetic quality that The Hobbit did as compared to Lord of the Rings.
  14. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

  15. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    Sheesh, that seems like overkill.
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  16. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

  17. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    Five is a lot but based on recent talk/trailers/featurettes it seems like the series will cover the rise of Grindelwald and young Dumbledore so that could be kind of awesome.
    Liz and mattfreaksmeout like this.
  18. Johnny Depp has been cast in the sequel. Could be cool.
  19. imthegrimace

    the poster formally known as thesheriff Supporter

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  20. Liz

    Ew, David

  21. lordjedediah


    It feels weird still classifying myself as a huge Harry Potter fan when I've been uninterested everything that has come out post book 7 (theme parks excluded).

    If there is a story to tell, I wish JK Rowling would've written another book series in the universe. I can't get excited about another film series directed by David Yates.
  22. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Just out of interest, have you seen the play in London? I've not (and I've not read the printed version) but I've heard nothing but good things about the London theatre performance.
  23. lordjedediah


    No I haven't but good production values doesn't change a bad story. Here's a quote from a round table discussion with people involved with the play.

    And unravel the canon they certainly did. Oh well. It can be canon to JK Rowling, the Harry Potter story ended for me when his kids boarded the Hogwarts express.
  24. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Ah, fair enough! I've only read things about the performances of the cast rather than the plot details so I don't know how people have received it outside of it's a decent theatrical experience. I can understand some fans being annoyed if it's unravelled the canon... I'm glad I've managed to avoid spoilers, haha!
  25. Liz

    Ew, David

    It is the worst thing I've ever read in my life