Who would have thought that J.K. Rowling would decide to reignite the passions of wizard fans? Years after the final book, Harry Potter and the The Deathly Hallows was adapted into a two part movie, Rowling has decided to write her own feature film based on her successful 2001 book, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Rowling who uses the pseudonym of Fantastic Beasts follows the adventurers of the book's author, Newt Scamander, a magizoologist. Scamander describes in this fictional book based on the Harry Potter Universe the history of Magizoology. The book describes 75 magical species found around the world with detailed accounts on how these species were observed through the travel over 5 continents.
In a statement to the press Rowling discussed the theme of the book. "Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” said Rowling. “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."
Rowling's goal is to bring this novel to life with the help of Warner Bros production company. Rowling is currently working on her screenplay for the first film and has not announced a director, cast, plot details or release date. With luck we may see this movie in theaters in 2016.