5 FACTS WE LEARNED FROM THE FANTASTIC BEASTS TRAILER

HOLLYWOOD – J.K. Rowling’s world of magic returns with Harry Potter spin off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The trailer for J.K. Rowling adaptation Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit the internet today, but what do we really know about it? The Studio Exec FACT Squad grabbed their wands and broomsticks and headed to England to find out. Lumos Maxima!

One. It isn’t Star Wars: the Force Awakens and so not really of interest.

Two. Eddie Redmayne stars in it, but he doesn’t have motor-neuron disease or wear a dress, so hopes of another Oscar nomination are thin. He does say the word ‘smidge’ though.

Three. Like all best Harry Potter stories, it’s set in New York. This will please many Potter-heads who were dismayed when the original Harry Potter novels were all relocated to England for tax reasons. As anyone who has read the books can tell you, they were originally set in Arizona.

Four. Eddie Redmayne was in all of the original Harry Potter movies but you can’t see him because he was hiding.

Five. This will be the first screenplay that J.K. Rowling has ever written herself. Talking EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec she discussed her unique technique for adapting her book. She said, ‘I cut out all the bits where they don’t speak and where the scene changes I write INT or EXT just beforehand.’

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