Thursday, 26 November 2015

First look at Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them arrives online

With Harry Potter veteran director David Yates now deep into filming the first entry in a planned trilogy based on the expanded world of the Harry Potter stories through the adventures of Newt Scamander, we now have our first look at the logo for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

It is certainly an intriguing image – that "from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World" prefix hints at bigger things afoot in the future and there are some nifty touches, such as the wand underlining that initial element and the dragon forming the 's' in 'Beasts'.

Scripted by J.K. Rowling herself from her short tome, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set decades before Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest crossed the threshold of Hogwarts and tangle with the dark forces of Voldemort. Our hero here is magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is on a mission to document the creatures filling the wizarding world. On a trip to New York, he meets several characters.

Redmayne will be joined in the cast by the eclectic likes of Colin Farrell (Total Recall) as a wizard named Graves, Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice) as Tina, Alison Sudol (What To Expect When You're Expecting) as Tina's sister Queenie, Dan Fogler (Fanboys) as Jacob, Ezra Miller (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower) as Credence, Samantha Morton (Control) as Mary Lou, Jenn Murray (Dorothy Mills) as Chastity, young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty, plus Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Jon Voight (Mission: Impossible), Gemma Chan (Exam) and Carmen Ejogo (Selma) who recently signed up for as yet unknown parts.

Yates is currently shooting ready for a 18 November 2016 release date.

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