Following the teaser trailer that was released late last year, Warner Bros. Pictures has now released a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” behind-the-scenes video.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.
Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob (played by Dan Fogler), a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fun fact: Newt Scamander was once mentioned in Harry Potter as the author of a textbook that wizards must read in their 1st year of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The behind-the-scenes video shows off even more of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, including the new adult main characters played by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Alison Sudol.
Watch the behind-the-scenes featurette below:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set 70 years before the events of Harry Potter and will be part of a trilogy. Despite being a Harry Potter spin-off, it isn’t directly related to the Harry Potter stories.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan, and newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is being produced by David Heyman, producer of all 8 of the blockbuster Harry Potter features; J.K. Rowling; Steve Kloves, who scripted all but one of the Harry Potter films; and Lionel Wigram, who served as an executive producer on the last 4 installments of the franchise.
J.K. Rowling herself is supplying the screenplay. But of course ;)
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set for a worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on 18th November 2016.