Eddie Redmayne and cast explain the magic of new Harry Potter spin-off
Harry Potter fan site Pottermore has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’.
The movie, scheduled for release in November, stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne in the role of magical zoologist Newt Scamander. Harry Potter author JK Rowling has written her first screenplay for the project.
The three minute clip, which sees the cast and crew giving a unique insight into the film’s plot has Redmayne and co absorbed.
“This world, it’s been a wonder,” says Redmayne. “It’s just unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of.”
“It’s this vivid, lively, beautiful word that Jo has created,” reveals Harry Potter producer David Heyman. Watch the short video below.
According to sources, fans of the earlier Potter films are set to be disappointed. ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ will continue the dark tone of Rowling’s later novels, and will most closely resemble the fourth film in the franchise, 2005’s ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’.
“It’s like the fourth. Mike talked about the fourth as being like an Indian musical – and it’s not that, but it’s got the humour of of that film,” Heyman told Entertainment Weekly. “It has the romantic comedy, that fish-out-of-water humour, that very human, natural character comedy.”
Heyman, producer of all eight original Harry Potter films and now Fantastic Beasts, then added: “And now David [Yates – the director] is always looking for truthful, human moments, it’s never just a gag, he’s grounding [the storytelling moments] in a reality. [Beasts] is very funny, it’s got a big heart, and there’s darkness too.”
Alongside Eddie Redmayne, the cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ includes Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Samantha Morton. Warner Bros. has scheduled the film for release on November 18, 2016.