"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or simply Fantastic Beasts, is an upcoming 2016 British fantasy drama film inspired by the book of the same name by J. K. Rowling. A spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film was written by Rowling as her screenwriting debut. It is the first installment of a trilogy. Rowling produced the film alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jon Voight and Ron Perlman. Principal photography commenced on 17 August 2015, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to be released on 18 November 2016 worldwide in the 3D and IMAX 4K Laser format." (Wiki / Poster image via)
And while I'd enjoyed the Harry Potter celluloid series, I'd haven't been too enamored of this new incarnation of the wizarding world - feeling like's it's yet another ploy to get at our cashmoney … but you know what? It's not something I could "stop", but choose to partake of in the cinema, or not, isn't it?
Having seen the above teaser trailer just, it suddenly dawned on me I might be able to enjoy the hijinks and possibly "deaths" here, without the "guilt" of seeing "children die" (which happens in H.P. too often). Adult wizards dueling? I can get with that! … AND it looks lush as heck, clad in the art deco I so adore too!
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" in theaters November 2016. www.FantasticBeasts.com / facebook.com/fantasticbeastsmovie.