Our first look at the hotly anticipated Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is finally here.
Until now, the plot for the movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s supplementary catalogue on magical creatures has been kept tightly under wraps.
Fantastic Beasts will tell the story of wizard Newt Scamander who travels to New York, Entertainment Weekly reports. It’s the story of what happens when a “uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous…get out of their case.” Scamander’s reason for U.S. travel has not yet been revealed.
Rowling took it upon herself to write the screenplay for the film. While she was present for creative input for all eight of the Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts is her first crack at script-writing.
Eddie Redmayne stars as the films protagonist and will share the screen with Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, and Ezra Miller.
Along with the plot details, Entertainment Weekly released the first photos from the film. See them all here.