Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Colin Farrell star in the eagerly-anticipated spin-off
The first full trailer for this year’s Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is now online after debuting on The Ellen Show.
JK Rowling has written the script for the spin-off film, which is set around 70 years before the Harry Potter saga begins. It focuses on Newt Scamander, the author of one of Harry’s Hogwarts text books, and his adventures in New York City.
Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, heading up a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Samantha Morton.
David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, has returned to direct Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The film hits cinemas on November 18.
Explaining the film’s premise when it was announced in 2013, Rowling said: “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 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, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.”
Rowling revealed in March that Fantastic Beasts will actually be the first in a trilogy of films.