During the first book (and movie) of the Harry Potter series called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, one of the required books was about magical creatures called “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by Newt Scamander.
That was the first mention of “Fantastic Beasts” and the students of Hogwarts would constantly need to utilize the book throughout their years. Of all the characters we only knew by name only, author J.K. Rowling knew that Newt Scamander was special. The question of how did magizollogist (a zoologist for magical creatures) come to write this book. Now the first in Newt’s series of 5 films answering that question is coming out being called ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’.
Newt (Redmayne) travels to New York City in 1972 after failing out of Hogwarts to track down a powerful creature who is wrecking havoc throughout the city. Newt brought his magical bag of creatures, but after a No-Maj (muggle or non-magical human in the US) named Jacob (Fogler) accidently unleashed some of the beasts in the case, Newt takes him, Auror Porpentina (Waterston) and her sister Queenie (Sudol) on an adventure to retrieve the creatures and figure out what’s been terrorizing the No-Majs of New York.
In the above interview, J.K. Rowling talks about her love of Newt, Dan Fogler says how he finds himself into Newt and the world of wizards, Katherine Waterston praises her characters insight as well as why the US magic community is so fearful of No-Majs, Alison Sudol discusses who to be fearful of, Colin Farrell explains his job, and Eddie Redmayne tells us about the love that everyone put into making the film.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Part One) releases on November 18, 2016.