"Harry Potter" trilogy spin-off confirmed

JK Rowling to write the screenplay for three new films set in the "Harry Potter" universe.

1 Apr – The books may have ended, but the magical world of "Harry Potter" will live on as its creator, J. K. Rowling, confirmed that she is working on a new film trilogy.

According to Daily Mail Online, Rowling will be the screenwriter for a new trilogy based on the 2001 book written by her about the magical creatures in the "Harry Potter" universe. It is the real-life copy of the fictitious textbook "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them", used by students at the Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry in "Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone".

The back and front cover of the "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" published in 2001.

Warner Bros. and Rowling announced last year they would be producing a film inspired by the book. However, the story will not be a sequel or a prequel to the "Harry Potter" books, with the narrative being set in New York, 70 years before Harry's story starts.

The protagonist of the story is Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who 'authored' the eponymous book. A magizoologist is a scholar specialising in the study of magical creatures.

Currently, the planned films do not have any release dates or casting information.

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