Last weekend was the famous San Diego Comic-Con International and a number of the studios took the opportunity to release trailers for their forthcoming blockbusters during the event. Perhaps the most excitement was reserved for the “Harry Potter Prequel Film”, aka Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Cumbersome title notwithstanding, this has got an awful number of people beyond excited and it’s not hard to see why.
The film centres on the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. From the book by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four of the Harry Potter films, this is about as sure-fire a hit as you can get.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens worldwide November 16-18.