This appears to be the week for trailers. Perhaps the Friday before a new Star Wars film is a fertile time to announce new fantasy films? Whatever the case, hot on the heels of yesterday’s trailer for Star Trek Beyond, we have the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the long-anticipated cinematic return to the world of Harry Potter.
Set in New York in the 1920s, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them follows the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) the famed magizoologist, as he mingles with New York City’s secret community of witches and wizards while compiling notes for his soon-to-be-famous book, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the textbook Harry Potter and his friends still use 70 years later at Hogwarts.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the slender 42-page book of the same name by J. K. Rowling, first published in 2001. It is directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films, from a screenplay by Rowling. It stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and Ron Perlman, and is scheduled to be released in November 2016.