Harry Potter spin-off ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ to be filmed where its predecessors were made
Like all 8 Harry Potter movies – the biggest British film franchise of all time – the upcoming spin-off, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, will be filmed in the U.K.
Jk Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be shot in the U.K
Production will take place at the Warner Bros complex in Hertfordshire, where all the original, record-breaking Harry Potter films were made. Although, like the original films, some on-location filming is expected to take place.
It’s the first real piece of information to come out on Fantastic Beast; so far we only know the identity of the film’s main character: Newt Scamander, the young wizard who eventually becomes a famous magizoologist, and the author of the Hogwarts textbook the film takes its title from.
But we expect to hear more about the film, like cast members, a director, soon, now that the film has a location. We do know that Warner Bros. is looking to make it into a film trilogy of its own, with the first film set to hit theaters in November 2016.
JK Rowling explained of the spin-off back when it was announced: “Newt's story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's gets underway. I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.” Producer David Heyman added that the project is already looking "great”, teasing: “It's going to be very, very special".
Some have argued that Rowling is guilty of The Hobbit’s primary failure: attempting to squeeze three films out of a single, small tome. But, with the sheer force of Harry Potter fans, the trilogy will be a financial success in spite of any critical reaction.