JK Rowling pens script for Harry Potter spin-off project 'Fantastic Beasts'

Nov 27, 2014, 07:04 IST | ANI

London: JK Rowling has finished the script for 'Harry Potter' spin-off film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'

JK Rowling
JK Rowling 

The 49-year-old author's work, which is set in New York, 70 years before the Harry's arrival at Hogwarts, would center on character Newt Scamander and his expeditions before writing the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a book which was a part of wizarding school's syllabus, the Mirror reported.

Producer David Heyman has teamed up with director David Yates again for the franchisee, and Yated said that Rowling had jotted a "wonderful script" and he was "really excited" about the project.

The film, which is said to be in its "early stages," with the filming set to begin in 2015, is anticipated to release in November 2016.

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