Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Official Announcement Trailer #1

fantastic-beasts Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is JK Rowling‘s latest foray into fantasy nonsense, telling the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

I still haven’t got round to seeing a Harry Potter movie, but while I’ve no desiree to sit through all eight, the one I *do* keep meaning to catch up with is the third one, Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban, as is was directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who had some fantastic one-take scenes in Children Of Men with Clive Owen, one lasting around 20 minutes. Mr Cuarón also made a little-known space movie called Gravity.

David Yates (The Legend Of Tarzan and the last four Harry Potter films) also directs Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight, Samantha Morton, Katherine Waterston, Carmen Ejogo and HumansGemma Chan.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released in the UK on November 18th 2016, one day after a number of European countries, but the same day as the US. However, as it’s 11 months away, you can bet your house on the date changing before then.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version: