J. K. Rowling Confirms 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Be Adapted Into A Film Trilogy
J. K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to confirm that Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will be adapted into a film trilogy.
This came after a fan tweeted Rowling to ask if the play, The Cursed Child, would be made into a movie.
The new two-part West End show (due to open this summer) is set 19 years after the very end of the final book, and follows the story of Harry (as a Ministry of Magic employee) and his son, Albus.
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You heard wrong, I'm afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though! https://t.co/7tvw4rolcR
- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 29 February 2016
There has been talk of the trilogy before, but now that the woman herself has confirmed it, it seems so much more real.
Rowling's 2001 novel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is about the bizarre creatures of the Harry Potter universe, and it gets its name from Harry's textbook in The Philosopher's Stone.
The first instalment in the trilogy, starring Eddie Redmayne, will be released in November 2016.
Topics: Harry Potter