J.K. Rowling Just Made Your Life a Whole Lot Brighter

9/12/2013 6:55 AM PDT, by
Prepare for your mind to be positively blown, because J.K. Rowling just announced that a "Harry Potter" spinoff movie is on its way! From J.K.'s Facebook page, FREAK OUT!: 

"Warner Bros. announced on 12th September 2013 that J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', the first in a new film series which is part of their expanded creative partnership with J.K. Rowling. The films will be inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, and will feature the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.

It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of 'Fantastic Beasts', realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood. ... 

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway."

Chills, guys. Total CHILLS. 
Filed Under:  J.K. Rowling , books

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507 days ago

:D !!!!!!!!!!!

507 days ago

It can't get better than Harry Potter.

507 days ago


Observer_The Lovely
507 days ago

A MOVIE about Harry Potter.....???

What will they think of next...?

Observer_The Lovely
507 days ago

Though I must say my interests would me more piqued by a movie about a hairy pooter.....


James McDonald
507 days ago

I want J.K. Rowling to so much write another "Harry Potter" or "Son of Harry Potter" book just for the sole purpose of it turning into a movie. Maybe that will be next her next project.

Mr Poop
507 days ago


That is one hairy muff. I bet if you could get those legs apart, you could find the Golden Snitch

507 days ago

Awwwwww..... No Hermoine, Bellatrix, Romilda, & Ginny daisy chain?