Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them
- Warner Bros.
- Philippe Rousselot
- Peter Marsden
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an upcoming British fantasy action film directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling. It is based on Rowling’s book of the same name. The film serves as a spin-off and a prequel of the Harry Potter film series and will be the first installment of a series of five movies.
It stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman and Jon Voight.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tells the story of Newt Scamander who arrives in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. He is unaware of the growing dangers as something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets. This threatens to expose the wizarding community to the Second Salemers, a fanatical group trying to eradicate them. Also, a powerful wizard has escaped and cannot be found.
Scamander is at the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the hidden pocket-dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. An unsuspecting No-Maj lets some of these beasts run free in the city so that Scamander must unite with a former Auror to recover the missing beasts before they are harmed.