David Heyman on Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them

News Glen Chapman 19 Sep 2013 - 06:52
The Harry Potter cast. Laughing all the way to the Alliance & Leicester

The producer of the Harry Potter series of films has been chatting about J K Rowling's new Potter spin-off..

Warner Bros announced last week that a cinematic spin off to the Harry Potter series is going ahead, one that will focus on the fictional textbook Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, and its equally fictional author, Newt Scamander. The new film, which J K Rowling is penning the screenplay for, will be set 70 years before the events of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.

Producer of the Harry Potter series David Heyman has been speaking about the project, although inevitably details aren't in weight supply. "I can't really talk about it yet. All I can say that it's great. Jo had no need to go back to the universe or world", he said. "It's not Harry Potter per se, but the world of Harry. She's chosen to do so because she felt the need to tell a story. That she's doing it means that it's going to be very, very special".

Details of a proposed release and the talent that will be involved, Rowling aside, is unclear at this point. But we'll bring you more news on the film when it's available.

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