J.K. Rowling has already written the script for Fantastic Beasts 2 and it takes “a new direction”
J.K. Rowling has already written the script for the second film of her Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them trilogy, and its set to take the series “in a new direction”.
Fantastic Beasts director David Yates, who also directed the final four Harry Potter films, has said of the new script: “We’ve seen the script for Part 2, for the second movie, which takes the story in a whole new direction – as you should, you don’t want to repeat yourself.
“The second movie introduces new characters as she builds this part of the Harry Potter universe further. It’s a very interesting development from where we start out. The work is pouring out of her.”
The first film of the eagerly-anticipated new series hits cinemas this November, and stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who accidentally sets free a group of rare and dangerous magical creatures in America, where the story is set.
Newt Scamander was briefly mentioned in the previous Harry Potter films and movies, as the author of Harry’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ school text book. The series takes place in 1920s and novel author Rowling is the primary scriptwriter.
Redmayne’s Scamander will be joined by American witch and wizard Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterson) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), as the group attempt to hunt down the missing wildlife.