J.K. Rowling to Pen Script for ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them’ Film
This textbook, whose authorship is attributed to the character Newt Scamander, is first introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Rowling wrote the book and her publishers released it back in 2001. The film itself is actually a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series.
“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen 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. 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, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”