Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be five films, says JK Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be a five film series, says screenwriter JK Rowling.
Fans were previously told the series would comprise three films, but now Rowling has confirmed this will not be the case.
Speaking at a promotional event in Leicester Square last night, Rowling told fans and press: “We always knew it was going to be more than one movie, and we said a trilogy as a place holder.
“But I’ve done the plotting properly and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be five movies.”
Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne, who will play magizoologist protagonist Newt Scamander in the films, said Rowling had “the most extraordinary imagination of our generation and she has created something entirely different. That world is spilling out of her head in a unique way.”
The first Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them film will be released on November 17 and follows the character of Newt as he finds himself embroiled in magical mayhem in New York City in the 1920s. The film is set in the same world as Harry Potter’s adventures, some seventy years prior. In the original Harry Potter series, Newt Scamander was the writer of one of Harry’s school textbooks.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates will direct Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them as well as at least its first sequel.