Up until now, we’ve known little to nothing about next year’s secretive ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Earlier this week, we got our first look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, as well as the film’s official logo, and now, we have a general sypnosis of the film courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
The sypnosis is as follows (the plot details described below don’t contain any significant spoilers, but if you would like to know nothing about the movie going in, I suggest you don’t scroll any further):
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) comes to New York 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 and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK. ‘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 … get out of their case.
So, there you have it. We now have a general idea of what the plot of the film will be. I think it sounds pretty fun. I’m definitely curious to know what kind of creatures Newt’s case contains. How about you? Does this story sound interesting to you?
‘Fantastic Beasts’ stars Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Jon Voight, Samantha Morton, Ron Perlman, and Carmen Ejogo. David Yates directs a screenplay by ‘Potter’ author J.K. Rowling.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters November 18, 2016.