Official teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – in UK cinemas November 18, 2016 – set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates. The film stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Gemma Chan, and Jon Voight.
by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
It’s hard to believe that the Harry Potter prequel story Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is just about a year away. With Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne leading the way as magizooligist Newt Scamander and taking place a good 80 years or so before the popular boy wizard’s story, this film is going to show HP fans all sorts of new things that weren’t shown to us in the first eight films of the original franchise series.
Entertainment Weekly recently got the scoop on the film with some excellent shots of Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Dan Fogler and Alsion Sudol but they also dropped a few juicy tidbits about what Potterphiles can expect to see.
First are the photos. Redmayne takes center stage on the new cover (and there’s even a look at the cover without all those pesky words cluttering up the scene), looking every bit as dapper and daring as a wizard of his is expected to:
As far as plot details go, one of the more interesting things learned is that we’ll get to see Redmayne’s Newt Scamander interact with his American counterparts. He’ll visit the Magical Congress of the United States of Amercia (or MACUSA), the equivalent to Britain’s Ministry of Magic.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is currently filming with Harry Potter veteran director David Yates behind the lens. We can expect this film to magically appear in theaters on November 18, 2016.
Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”) directs the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [“The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables”] and Alicia Vikander [“Ex Machina,” “Anna Karenina”]), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.
If the story of Stephen Hawking doesn’t elicit some kind of emotional response we need to break out a Voight Kampff test to see if you’re a replicant.
Eddie Redmayne looks like a lock for an Academy Award nomination for his performance of Stephen Hawking. Hawking’s story is heartbreaking, as the most brilliant mind of a lifetime is slowly betrayed by his body as it becomes a near lifeless prison cell, for which escape seems unimaginable.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments.
What an amazing looking film coming from James Marsh, making a rare journey into narritive film. Marsh is best known for his documentary work on ‘Man on Wire’, which was an excellent film.
The Theory of Everything’ stars Eddie Redmayne as genius Stephen Hawking. If the trailer is a solid indication of the film, Redmayne feels like a lock for an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Hawking.
The film also stars the magnetic Felicity Jones as well as Emily Watson.
I’m really excited to see if this one lives up to its trailer on November 7th.