Rowling approves Harry Potter character film series spin off, will be its screenwriter
In an announcement made today, famous book author JK Rowling would be the screenwriter for a new Harry Potter character film series. The title of the first film would be "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". It would be featuring Newt Scamander, who is the fictional author of Harry Potter's textbook used at the Hogwarts School for Wizards. The name of the book is the same one as of the film.
Rowling said, "It all started when Warner Bros came to me with the suggestion of turning "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" 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. 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."
Warner Bros did not disclose details on when the production would begin.
The eight films based on Rowling's Harry Potter books grossed over USD7.7 billion or GBP4.8 billion worldwide to date. This record made Harry Potter clinching the largest film franchise.