Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is J.K. Rowling‘s latest work of wizardry, which will be heading to the big screen in no time at all.
She wrote the screenplay, which will focus on a world before Harry Potter, but keep up with that whimsical tone that you all have grown to love and adore.
Here’s the official plot for the film:
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States, more on that here) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.
Source : EW