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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"inevitably details aren't in weight supply"

What a bizarre (and careless, frankly) typo. 0.o

"she felt the need to tell a story"... she felt the need to rake in even more cash.

I seriously doubt that her motivations are financial, she is not short of a few quid.

This is a woman who bullied Hollywood into the British filming and casting of her series, if she was just happy to pick up a cheque then we would have Harry Potter of New Jersey with Hagrid played by an American wrestler.

To say that JK Rowling is doing it for the money would be ludicrous. WARNER BROS are doing it for the money.

STOP PRESS: Someone makes a spelling mistake!! Get a life, seriously.

That was actually my way of trying to help by pointing out a mistake in their article. Although they clearly don't care since it remains unfixed... Oh well, their loss. I could have been nicer about it, I suppose, but I felt like picking on them for it. Simon really does let some very bizarre mistakes slip through his editing net, sadly...

But hey, thanks for your concern/taking the time to give me the feedback! It really helped me realise how much my life is sucking! Yay you for making a positive difference!

Given how much money she currently has, even after giving so much away to charitable causes, I think it's fair to say that she never has to do anything just for money ever again.

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