Eddie Redmayne stars in 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them', which opens in November 2016
The first trailer for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off film will be released next week.
Warner Bros. shared a teaser video earlier today announcing that the trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will premiere on Tuesday (December 15).
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.
David Yates, who directed the final four Harry Potter films, returns to direct Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, heading up a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Samantha Morton. Warner Bros. has scheduled the film for release on November 18, 2016.
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.”