Warner Bros. and JK Rowling announce ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff

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Warner Bros. and JK Rowling announce 'Harry Potter' spinoff (1)

J.K. Rowling may be a billionaire for selling millions of Harry Potter books and earning a whopping amount from the film series, but the author is not yet done.

After using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith as she tried her luck as a crime writer on “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” publishing the book “without hype or expectation” through Little, Brown and Company… and soon “revealed” to be the real author… J.K. Rowling is now dipping her fingers as a Hollywood screenwriter.

Warner Bros. announced plans to make a series of films based on Rowling’s 2001 Hogwarts textbook, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Rowling explained that the textbook isn’t a Harry Potter sequel but “an extension” of the world that he inhabited. Instead of hiring a screenwriter to adapt the book to film (like Steve Kloves and Michael Goldenberg who were responsible for adapting the Harry Potter books into film), Warner Bros. went directly to the brains behind it and hired Rowling to do so.

Rowling said on her website: “As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.”

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” takes place 70 years before Harry Potter’s time and will reportedly focus on Newt Scamander, the fictional author of the Fantastic Beasts textbook.

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