“Lumos Maxima.” The first magical teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is here, welcoming us back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
The upcoming movie directed by Harry Potter vet David Yates — from a script by J.K. Rowling herself — is the hotly anticipated spinoff/prequel of the blockbuster movie franchise featuring the adventures of The Boy Who Lived.
Set in America in the Roaring Twenties (1926 New York, to be exact), the movie follows magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne). In the movie, Newt has just completed an excursion around the world to discover and document fantastic, magical creatures — an adventure without a single incident until the involvement of a No-Maj named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of Newt’s fantastic beasts.
Here is an official plot description of the movie:
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States, more on that here) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.
The movie also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs) as Tina, Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob, Alison Sudol (Dig) as Tina’s sister Queenie, Ezra Miller (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Credence, Samantha Morton (In America) as Mary Lou, Jon Voight (Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw Sr., Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Gnarlack, Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina, Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity, newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to open in theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.
What did you guys think of the teaser trailer? Are you excited for the Harry Potter spinoff movie?
(via Spinoff Online)