Tuesday, author J. K. Rowling announced that she will write a screen play for Warner Bros. based on “Harry Potter’s” textbooks; after writing a series of seven “Harry Potter” books, many fans thought that was the end of the books and movies, but Warner Bros. isn’t done yet. The news has created an Internet buzz Wednesday.
This will be the first screen writing attempt for J. K. Rowling and it will be based on the fictional textbook, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and will include information about the book’s author, Newt Scamander.
J. K. Rowling said that once Warner Bros. brought the idea to her she was very interested. CNN said that she said in a statement that Warner Bros. approached her: "with the suggestion of turning 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' into a film." Initially, they had another writer in mind, but she developed her own plot and pitched the idea to the studio.
"Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core 'Harry Potter' fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favorite characters from the 'Harry Potter' series, Luna Lovegood."
The “Harry Potter” movies ended in 2011 with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and fans will be excited to learn that this movie will extend those stories.
Rowling said that the screen play will be "set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years." And that she thinks it is "an extension of the wizarding world. 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 under way."
Warner Bros. said that this will be the first movies in what might become another series of films.
J. K. Rowling has already ventured outside the "Harry Potter" themed movies with an adult novel. To read more about that venture, click here.
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Sources: CNN and Warner Bros.