Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander (Eddie Redwayne) ©2015 Warner Bros

Here’s the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer which gives a chance to have a first peak at the magical world that became the Harry Potter stories.

Filming on the Harry Potter prequel started back on August 17th 2015 and is of course written by JK Rowling based on the world she created for her best-selling Harry Potter books.

The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander who is the wizarding world’s preeminent magi zoologist! It is directed by David Yates who we know from our numbers sets visited to the Harry Potter films. David directed the last four films of the Harry Potter movies.

The trailer, which lasts almost two minutes, gives just a basic taste of what is to come. It’s Theatrical release is in time for next years Thanksgiving on November 18th 2016.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Official Lowdown


The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by JK Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Filming started, August 17th 2015, at Warner Bros Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter feature films.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars I’m (Inherent Vice) as Tina; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America,Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Graves.

Marking the screenwriting debut of JK Rowling, the script was inspired by her character Newt Scamander’s Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The film is being produced by David Heyman, producer of all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter features; JK Rowling; Steve Kloves; and Lionel Wigram.

Collaborating with Yates behind the scenes are: Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It, the Sherlock Holmes movies), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potter films), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (Gladiator, the Harry Potter films), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four Harry Potter films).

Warner Bros Pictures has slated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Eddie Redwayne and Katherine Waterston
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Newt Scamander (Eddie Redwayne) and Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) ©2015 Warner Bros

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online