JK Rowling to pen Harry Potter inspired film
Studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' her textbook about the magical universe she created in the Potter stories.
London: JK Rowling's world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen — but without Harry Potter.
Studio Warner Bros announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," her textbook about the magical universe she created in the Potter stories.
The story will focus on the book's fictitious author, Newt Scamander, and is anticipated to be the first in a series.
Rowling said in a statement the movie "is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world."
She said the story would begin in New York 70 years before the start of Harry Potter's tale.
Warner Bros was behind eight Harry Potter movies released between 2001 and 2011.
Dennis Joseph's directorial, Manu Uncle, starring Mammootty, won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film in 1988.
8½ Intercuts movie review: Astonishingly frank biopic of one of the greatest Indian filmmakers of all time
8½ Intercuts stands out because of director Lijin Jose’s clear-eyed view of KG George that is respectful yet not adulatory, and because George did not censor this final cut.
Meel Patthar movie review: Meditational musings on the circle of life and the fellow humans we fail to notice
Meel Patthar is teeming with reflections on the new order that will eventually replace the old, the people we ignore until their suffering disturbs our comfortable status quo, despair, fear and the possibilities that open up when we simply let go.