Are you ready for this?!
Today we’ve got more exciting news as we found out the plot to the highly anticipated film — and got a couple of bonus pics of some characters from the flick (above)!
In the pics you can see Dan Fogler as his Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queen Goldstein, and Katherine Waterston as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein!
As for the plot, Warner Brothers was originally planning on continuing their MASSIVELY successful HP franchise of films by creating a documentary about the faux author of J.K. Rowling‘s 2001 book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This was a creative idea for an adaptation as the book is essentially just a catalog of creatures that was recorded by Scamander.
But Rowling stepped in with a better idea and wrote her first screenplay for the film — she only had creative input on the previous eight Potter movies.
The plot has been a locked up secret until EW revealed the film is about:
“Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) com[ing] to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous ├óΓé¼┬ª get out of their case.”
What do you think of that?!
We’ll actually get to see characters from the HP universe travel to the U.S.! And Rowling created an American word for “muggle” to boot — “No-Maj.” The Word is pronounced “no madge,” referencing the idea of “no magic.”
[Image via Jaap Buitendijk/Entertainment Weekly.]