Warner Bros. have just given this Harry Potter prequel the go ahead

So, the Harry Potter franchise has unfortunately ended and fans have left no theory or plot hole unturned.

With no where else to focus all that magical energy, fans decided to turn their attention to what came before Harry and his pals got their Hogwarts letters.

More specifically, a prequel film about the Dark Lord himself – Voldemort: Origins Of The Heir.

Warner Brothers have just given the go ahead to a film about the life of Tom Riddle after Tryangle Films set up a Kickstarter page in a bid to raise funds for the project.

The campaign was later pulled from the crowd funding site, leaving fans thinking the idea had been scrapped.

However, earlier this week, a trailer for the fan film made it's way onto YouTube, and has racked up over 2.5 million views in just a few days.

The minute long clip shows the heir of Gryffindor, Grisha McLaggen on the hunt for Tom Riddle, who disappears after Hufflepuff's heir is poisoned by a house elf.

Following the trailers success, Warner Brothers have teamed up with Tryangle Films to produce the unofficial prequel, providing it's only released on YouTube 'in a nonprofit' way.

Speaking to Polygon, Voldemort: Origins of The Heir director, Director Gianmaria Pezzato, confirmed the news.

"We had a private and confidential discussion with Warner Bros. who contacted us during the period of the crowd funding campaign.

"The only thing we can say is that they let us proceed with the film, in a nonprofit way, obviously."

When asked what inspired him to create the film, Gianmaria said:

"We wondered, “What made Tom Riddle become Voldemort? What happened in those years, and what really went down at Hogwarts when he came back?”

"A lot goes unspoken. This is story we want to tell: The rise of the Dark Lord before Harry Potter and his first demise."

We can not wait for this.