J.K. Rowling to return to Hogwarts to make her screenwriting debut

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13 September 2013
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imports_WRI_0-7b971wmj-100000_96759.jpg J.K. Rowling to return to Hogwarts to make her screenwriting debut
The script is inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ...
The script is inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Warner Bros have announced that their new partnership with J.K. Rowling will involve a new film about the adventures of Fantastic Beasts author Newt Scamander. The film script will be an original story scripted by Rowling.
'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,' said Rowling. '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.'
Rowling's screenwriting debut was sparked when Warners approached her with the idea of turning Fantastic Beasts into a film.
'I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of Fantastic Beasts, realised by another writer was difficult,' she said. 'Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.
'As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.'



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