Director David Yates is currently out and about promoting his new film The Legend of Tarzan (out now in the States) though all eyes seem to be on his next project, the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Speaking with GSN, David Yates revealed author of the Harry Potter books and first-time screenwriter for Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling, already has the script finished for a second installment. Interestingly, she also has plans for a third:
“We’ve done the first one, she’s written the second one, she’s got ideas for the third one. No one quite has ownership of them quite yet, in terms of having a relationship with the material, other than the relationship they’ll have with the movie when it comes out. So it’s sort of lovely in a way.”
Adapted from the fictional Hogwarts Wizarding textbook of the same name, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is the start of a proposed trilogy of movies set in the 1920s. The film follows Magizoologist Newt Scamander, played by Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne, as he sets off to track down a number of magical creatures in New York.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is currently in post-production and will release November 18, with planned sequels aiming for a November 2018 and November 2020 release dates.
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