JK Rowling waves her magic wand again


The creator of Harry Potter and co, JK Rowling, is working on not one but three new wizard movies.

The first of the three films, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, will be directed by David Yates, who also directed the last four Harry Potter movies.

The films are described as “set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author”.

The second film in the series will be released in 2018 and the third in 2020. The release of the first film was announced last month.

More than 450 million Harry Potter books have already been sold. JK Rowling says Warner Bros approached her with the idea for Fantastic Beasts.

She decided to write the scripts for the films herself. “Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it,” she said, explaining her decision to write the screenplay.

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