Announced, Rowling-Penned ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff Will be a Trilogy
Of greater interests to fans was the simultaneous announcement that bazillionaire Potter scribe, J.K. Rowling (PeekYou profile here), would be writing the screenplay to “the first film.”
In a New York Times article on Warners’ CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, it was let-slip this week that three Beasts films are planned.
“Warner Bros. came to me ages ago and said they wanted to do something with Fantastic Beasts. I could see the potential in it… So when Warner Bros. came to me and said they wanted to make a film out of the book I had this simultaneous feeling of ‘it has a lot of potential,’ and another feeling of slight panic… Then I really did have one of those moments that always make you phenomenally excited as a writer; but also that you know is going to end up being a ton of work. I thought, ‘Oh my God, a whole plot’s just descended on me!’ But I wanted to do it as I was really excited about it. I wasn’t really thinking about writing the script myself, I thought, you know, I’ll give them this plot and then – fatally – I sat down and thought ‘I just wonder what it would look like…’ and wrote a rough draft in twelve days!”
You can keep up with the Fantastic Beasts films, as well as many other aspects of Ms. Rowling’s life and career — including her writing, and the movies based upon her writing — via the many links to be found upon her PeekYou profile.