Much of the community has been excited by the prospect of a “Harry Potter” universe film that isn’t adapted from a previously published book – if the story was originally intended for the screen, we don’t have to worry about them not getting our favorite parts right. Now, in an unexpected move, Pottermore has announced that Little, Brown UK and Scholastic will be publishing the screenplay for “Fantastic Beasts” as a book.
After the thrilling announcement back in September that J.K. Rowling would be penning a script based on her Harry Potter companion book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, there has been very little further news about the project’s development and projected timeline – and it looks like fans are going to have to wait a while longer yet. In a new interview Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman revealed that the company has set no deadline for the Fantastic Beasts script.
To add to the recent news that Warner Bros. will be producing a new film series based on the life of Newt Scamander, fictional author of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, titled Fantastic Beasts, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that the Rowling deal for the film series has been in the making for OVER ONE YEAR!