Warner Bros sets release date for Harry Potter spin-off

News Simon Brew 14 May 2014 - 06:40

The first Harry Potter spin-off movie is set to land in November 2016..

Never let the fact that you've run short of material get in the way of a good franchise. With eight Harry Potter films under its belt, it was revealed some time ago that Warner Bros was planning a spin-off series. That spin-off is centred on Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, written by J K Rowling back in 2001. It's the textbook that Harry Potter uses himself.

In the Potter stories, the book is written by Newt Scamander, and it's that character that's going to be the centre of the new project. A trilogy of films based around the character of Newt is planned, and these are going to be set 70 years before the existing Harry Potter story starts. J K Rowling is penning the screenplay for the movies. And we now have a release date for the first one: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set for cinema release on November 18th 2016.

As of yet, we don't know who's directing, and we don't know who's in the cast. But expect more details soon...

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