Harry Potter spin-off ‘mega movie’ tipped for 2016 release

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released in November 2016.

But we can’t wait that long!

The book was published in 2001 as one of Harry’s Hogwarts textbooks,

It will be adapted by Warner Bros. and set years before the arrival of the famous boy wizard, played by Daniel Radcliffe in the movies.

CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Kevin Tsujihara previously revealed the book will be turned into a movie trilogy.

He said, ”Three mega movies are planned. The main character will be a ‘magizoologist’ named Newt Scamander. The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals.”

The casting, or who will direct the ‘mega movies’ has yet to be decided, but we can’t to see who is lined up for the wizardly roles!

Rowling has sang the CEO’s praises for agreeing to pen the first of the spin-off movies.

She said, ”When I say he made Fantastic Beasts happen, it isn’t PR-speak but the literal truth.

”We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!”