Original Screenplay by JK Rowling (Jonathan Ball)
Fantastic Beasts brings the wizardly world from England to the streets of New York. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he plans a brief stopover. He might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts. Now both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds are about to collide and it looks like trouble.
We can’t wait to get our hands on JK Rowling’s first screenplay. Inspired by an actual textbook which appears in the original Hogwarts series, this is reportedly a fantastical adventure with a dark slant. We love our wizarding worlds and a screenplay is an interesting format for children to read and a good introduction into the craft of screenwriting. Look out for the movie in theatres from 25 November 2016 – with a strong cast including Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrel and Samantha Morton. Check out the trailer here. There are scenes of physical and emotional violence – for example a mother beats a child with a belt and there are a few people who die – if you’re not sure your child is old enough to watch it, check out IMDB’s parental advisor here.