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  • UniversHarryPotter.cUniversHarryPotter.c Posts: 4,205 ✭✭✭✭
    Could Ollivanders appears or some other from the minister ??
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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I want the future, not the past, and I want to be surprised; I cannot be with everything the way it was. I can see how much potential there is for this new film series.

    Lord Stafford.
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  • chesterchester Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭✭✭
    David Heyman may be involved with this new franchise, he sure knows things about it.
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  • chesterchester Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2013

    I don't know why you're so keen to see your familiar characters. All I can think about is sooooo much potentionally new information about the wizarding world not in Harry's pov.

    The franchise will benefit from a fresh start.
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  • UniversHarryPotter.cUniversHarryPotter.c Posts: 4,205 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't want anything i questionned myself because ok it's new and just we know it's that Newt work for the Ministry when Augustus Worme from Obscurus house ask him if he want to wrote a book ( in 1918) he said he travelled for his book only during his holiday ! If he work at ministry in 1920's he could have meet some employees we know and lot of (i hope) Jo will introduce to us !!
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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    chester said:

    David Heyman may be involved with this new franchise, he sure knows things about it.

    For sure. He was the one who brought about the Harry Potter film series.

    Lord Stafford.
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  • phoenix1phoenix1 Posts: 2,293 mod

    chester said:

    David Heyman may be involved with this new franchise, he sure knows things about it.

    For sure. He was the one who brought about the Harry Potter film series.

    Lord Stafford.
    This was posted at Hypable:

    ' Big News
    ‘Harry Potter’s’ David Heyman on the spinoff: J.K. Rowling’s ‘doing it because she needs to do it’

    By Andrew Sims (@sims) at 5:25 pm, September 16, 2013

    Speaking to Hypable to promote his new film Gravity, out October 4, longtime Harry Potter producer David Heyman responded to news of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff movie.

    If there’s one person you can thank for the Harry Potter movies, it’s Heyman. His production company came across the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone manuscript in 1997 when they were searching for a book to turn into a film. A year later he sold Rowling on the idea and began creating what became the highest grossing film franchise of all time.

    Flash forward to today, and you can imagine what Heyman must be feeling with a potential new franchise on the horizon. With the news so fresh and Heyman so close to the series, we decided to go off topic and ask him if he was going to be producing the first movie based on Fantastic Beasts’ Newt Scamander. He declined to answer, but the feeling we received is that he is involved.

    Pressing on, we asked him what his feelings are from the perspective of a fan. “As a fan, as a filmmaker, I am really… really… really excited,” Heyman said to Hypable in what are the first comments from the Harry Potter franchise’s creative team. “She’s a great storyteller, and I’m sure this will be something really great. She wouldn’t do it otherwise – she doesn’t need to do it.”

    At least, she doesn’t need to do it because Warner Bros. asked her. He continued, “She’s doing it because she needs to do it because she has a story to tell.”

    “It’s going to be very good. I assure you,” he added. Those are big words from one of the closest people connected to the Harry Potter movies.

    At that, this writer stood up and began to leave because our time was up. As I was rounding the room, I noticed that Heyman looked down at the floor and a word began to leave his mouth – but then he stopped himself. My impression was that he was chomping at the bit to say something else about it. Understandably, he had to remain quiet because the film is still in its infancy.

    No matter what his involvement is (we’ll put our money on producer), Heyman is feeling as passionate about this project as Rowling is.


    http://www.hypable.com/2013/09/16/harry-potter-movie-spin-off-david-heyman-comments/

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  • Darth LedgerDarth Ledger Posts: 6,590 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They tried to understand his feels, and I hope they're right.
    "If you make yourself more than just a man... If you devote yourself to an ideal... You become something else entirely- A Legend."

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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
    I really hope Heyman is on to produce the new films. He gave us our world and I think he'd do a great job continuing it on.
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  • UniversHarryPotter.cUniversHarryPotter.c Posts: 4,205 ✭✭✭✭
    Gallimard to celebrate the 15th birthday of first edition on HP in France just reveal the new cover of Fantastic beast
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  • dobby83dobby83 Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2013
    DAN'S COMMENTS
    "I first thought, 'Thanks Jo, I'm going to have to answer tons of questions about this now'."

    "I'm sure they're going to have a great time. I'm sure a lot of people will be really excited."

    "I, needless to say, won't be involved. I don't know if any of us (the original Potter cast) will be. I know nothing about it."
    Nobody knows ANYTHING yet, too bad. I want news now!! Hype's back!
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  • XDMorsmordreXDXDMorsmordreXD Posts: 6,730 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gah, I want more information.
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  • jdnightjdnight Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
    dobby83 said:

    DAN'S COMMENTS

    "I first thought, 'Thanks Jo, I'm going to have to answer tons of questions about this now'."

    "I'm sure they're going to have a great time. I'm sure a lot of people will be really excited."

    "I, needless to say, won't be involved. I don't know if any of us (the original Potter cast) will be. I know nothing about it."
    Nobody knows ANYTHING yet, too bad. I want news now!! Hype's back!

    Thank you for sharing this, dear.

    Perhaps next time, could you please remember to include a direct link to the original article in case others are interested in the whole interview? But really, thank you for posting this. :)

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/after-getting-naked-for-three-films-daniel-radcliffe-says-no-thanks-to-more-nudity-8822375.html

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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
    Would you guys like it if they did '"JK Rowling's" Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' or another title with her name on the front?
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  • chesterchester Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd be fine with that.
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  • Martin1Martin1 Posts: 7,844 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Personally I don't like it, I think WB marketing will do enough to get the people out that JK Rowling in the title won't be needed.

    What I can't wait is the usual HPF box office predictions :p
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  • UniversHarryPotter.cUniversHarryPotter.c Posts: 4,205 ✭✭✭✭
    But if they want people go to see it they need to give some info about the movie and like all promotion they need to said the thing giving people curiousity to see it : JK rowling is one of them
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  • KranenKranen Posts: 4,768 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Personally I think WB will use a different title. Seeing as they are planning it to be a series, I wouldn't be surprised if they call it 'Newt Scamander and the something of something'.
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  • chesterchester Posts: 4,331 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Then, as fanboy outrage was dying down, Potter enthusiasts cheered the news that Rowling will return to the wizarding world.
    The Rowling deal, more than a year in the making, calls for the author herself to write the screenplay for the first film in a series that will center on Newt Scamander, a Hogwarts alum and author of the go-to textbook Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (which makes several appearances in the existing Potter canon). Tsujihara flew to the U.K. several times since the spring to meet with Rowling, who sparked to his demeanor.

    "Kevin handled himself really well," says Ken Kleinberg, Rowling's L.A.-based attorney, who negotiated the deal with her U.K. agent, Neil Blair. "He was a great listener, and he conveyed sincerity and concern."

    Tsujihara's wooing of the demanding author took some studio insiders by surprise. Many didn't think celebrity schmoozing was part of his skill set. It also temporarily took the spotlight off the studio's new reigning troika of Sue Kroll (president of worldwide marketing and international distribution), Greg Silverman (president of creative development and worldwide production) and Toby Emmerich (president and COO of New Line), none of whom took a lead role in the Fantastic Beasts talks.

    Robinov still was serving as film chief during half of the talks, but sources say he mostly sat on the sidelines -- although one insider contends that Robinov, who is negotiating his exit from the studio, played a key early role in smoothing out a rights issue (Warners had movie rights to characters from the Potter universe but not Newt Scamander).

    For Rowling, the most important issue was creative control‚ not an easy ask for a first-time screenwriter. Sources say Warners cannot hire someone else to rewrite her script without her approval -- a gamble for the studio and a departure from the Potter films, which were written by such seasoned scribes as Steve Kloves and Michael Goldenberg. Rowling also has script approval on subsequent Fantastic Beasts films.

    Complicating matters for Tsujihara: The studio passed on Rowling's first non-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy, which went to BBC-TV as a series (though Warners will distribute it outside the U.K.). He also had to establish a fresh rapport because her main studio contact had been Alan Horn, who left in 2011. Tsujihara enlisted a consigliere in DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, who once oversaw the Potter brand. Also lending a hand were Warners' U.K. president Josh Berger and business-affairs head Steve Spira, and legal execs John Rogovin and Jeremy Williams.

    With the Rowling deal in place, Warners is seeking a producer. Sources say talks are ongoing with David Heyman, who produced the eight Potter films as well as the studio's upcoming Gravity.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ben-affleck-as-batman-jk-630826
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  • TubbyToastTubbyToast Posts: 1,729 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You go, Jo!
  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smart move, Jo! This way, no one can mess around with your work.

    Lord Stafford.
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  • dobby83dobby83 Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    I love Jo is having total control over the screenplay. Nonetheless, I wouldn't like this series to have a different feel from the potter films. I think they should keep that. If Jo were to turn it into some Pottermore-esque thing, I really wouldn't like it.
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  • Lord StaffordLord Stafford Posts: 27,352 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wouldn't mind a hybrid, but a change is necessary.

    Lord Stafford.
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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
    Heyman has to come back for these films. Overall, I trust him as a producer and he knows the wizarding world very well. He and Jo get along famously and you know he cares about the books and films.
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  • Martin1Martin1 Posts: 7,844 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah I think Heyman is necessary. It is JK Rowlings screenwriting debut and she's author 1st - no experience. Now we've seen authors do it and do it well, but having a "movie guy" there I think will be good.

    I also agree with the no rewrite. I'm sure she'll get insight, but since this will all be canon from her, no one can change that. Agree 100%. It's not like there's an actual source material to work off.

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  • dobby83dobby83 Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    It wouldn't surprise me if Steve Kloves is helping her out with the script. They both have a very special bond and seem quite close
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  • BrianBrian Posts: 171 mod
    dobby83 said:

    It wouldn't surprise me if Steve Kloves is helping her out with the script. They both have a very special bond and seem quite close

    Yeah. She always spoke so highly of him and I really got the vibe that they have a genuine friendship.
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  • yonythemoonyyonythemoony Posts: 5,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Please, no.
  • SlanteeSlantee Posts: 2,355 ✭✭✭
    All we need now is a porn parody called Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them.
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  • FangwidgeonFangwidgeon Posts: 194 ✭✭✭
    Slantee said:

    All we need now is a porn parody called Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them.

    After those Hagrid...images....I found floating around this forum I've had enough of my childhood ruined to last a lifetime...at least I thought so until that....god, the mental images...

  • fhapsfhaps Posts: 694 ✭✭✭
    I really hope she doesn't get any kind of help writing the script. I really want to be sure that everything we see on screen came directly from her writing... I think she's totally capable of pulling of a great debut script. She's a great storyteller and she's being in touch with the script process since 2000.

    At the same time thought, I wouldn't be surprised if they credited a co-writer. I hope they don't.
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  • aaronaaron Posts: 20,950 mod
    However, as we know completely, writing books is way different than writing films. Jo will be inexperienced in writing a screenplay, and I bet she will want all the tips she can get. She knows the story she wants to tell, she knows what makes it in the film (from her mind) and what doesn't--all the things that purists would whine about the Potter films, that won't be the case here--it's coming right from her. The thing is, she should get all the help she can get as to how to write it. Like others have said, I'm sure it will be great. But just because it's the Potter writer doesn't mean it's going to be the best script ever.
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  • yonythemoonyyonythemoony Posts: 5,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It will be funny when the film comes out and purists complain to the director, and overlook Jo, like they did with Deathly Hallows, which she produced.
  • Samch92Samch92 Posts: 6,398 mod
    people saying the script sucks that would be funny
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  • yonythemoonyyonythemoony Posts: 5,638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Haha.
  • fhapsfhaps Posts: 694 ✭✭✭

    It will be funny when the film comes out and purists complain to the director, and overlook Jo, like they did with Deathly Hallows, which she produced.

    Heyman said they listed Rowling as a producer in the last two films as a 'Thank you' for her support thought out the years, not like she actually did producer tasks... ;)
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  • dobby83dobby83 Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    Why isn't this thread a sticky/announcement thread yet??
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  • chester said:

    David Heyman may be involved with this new franchise, he sure knows things about it.

    That is something that I ALWAYS say. David Hey man was and will always be the great mind behind the Harry Potter movie series. Not Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell nor David Yates.

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    edited September 2013
    aaron said:

    However, as we know completely, writing books is way different than writing films. Jo will be inexperienced in writing a screenplay, and I bet she will want all the tips she can get. She knows the story she wants to tell, she knows what makes it in the film (from her mind) and what doesn't--all the things that purists would whine about the Potter films, that won't be the case here--it's coming right from her. The thing is, she should get all the help she can get as to how to write it. Like others have said, I'm sure it will be great. But just because it's the Potter writer doesn't mean it's going to be the best script ever.

    This is so true. Writing an story is totally different than writing a screenplay. And it is the exact reason why authors do not script adaptations. She will need help and I hope she is aware of it.
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  • fhapsfhaps Posts: 694 ✭✭✭
    Henrick said:

    This is so true. Writing an story is totally different than writing a screenplay. And it is the exact reason why authors do not script adaptations. She will need help and I hope she is aware of it.

    J.K. Rowling is no fool. I'm sure she'll do fine. She wouldn't have accepted the job is she didn't feel she could pull it off, and if she feels like she needs help she'll sure ask for it.

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  • If Jo is a fool or not, we will find out by watching the movie. I get that everybody is excited and optimistic... But just because she is writing the script, it doesn't mean that the movie will be a masterpiece. I'm also getting thrilled about this, but I do think that the option of an author writing the screenplay is risky.
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  • fhapsfhaps Posts: 694 ✭✭✭
    Henrick said:

    If Jo is a fool or not, we will find out by watching the movie. I get that everybody is excited and optimistic... But just because she is writing the script, it doesn't mean that the movie will be a masterpiece. I'm also getting thrilled about this, but I do think that the option of an author writing the screenplay is risky.

    Oh, I understand that it's a risk and I'm not saying it will automatically be a masterful piece of art just because it is written by her. What I am saying, is that Rowling has proved, time after time, that she's a perfectionist.

    I meant to say that she wouldn't put out there a piece of work that had no sense of quality to it, so if the time comes when she feels she's stuck or she needs guidance because of the challenges that writing a script represents (vs writing a novel), I'm sure she would let Warner hire a co-writer or even someone else entirely to re-write her script, while following her proposed storyline.

    I'm not saying it's guaranteed it will be super awesome or successful (even though I think there's a high probability), but I don't think she would've had let herself been dragged into this if she didn't have an idea she was genuinely excited about and she thought she could pull it off in one way or another.
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  • JordyJordy Posts: 613 ✭✭✭✭
    George Martin wrote one episode of each season got. Those episodes have had the best scripts so far, so Jo should pull this off!
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  • jdnightjdnight Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
    Matthew Lewis on JK Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: "It's a vivid universe"
    Matthew Lewis has said that JK Rowling's Harry Potter-inspired film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, will be an opportunity to explore "outside of the linear story" of the original series.

    Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in all eight installments of the film series, admitted that he doesn't know a lot about the upcoming movie but said there is "definitely a market" for it.

    Speaking to Digital Spy, the 24-year-old said: "It's a vivid universe that she [Rowling] created. There's certainly more to explore now.

    "When I was a kid reading the books there was so much more that I wanted to know outside of the linear story.

    "I wanted to know about stuff that happened around the world and we're going to find that out through this picture that she's making. Anything that will show off that world a little more is great."

    Lewis added that he is happy that Rowling is retaining ownership of the film by writing it herself.

    "If that wasn't the case there'd be alarm bells ringing with a lot of people, but the fact that she's in total control of it means that I think it's going to be good," he said.

    The idea of Fantastic Beasts has generally been well received by fans of the franchise, while co-star Daniel Radcliffe said they'll have a "great time" filming it".

    Matthew Lewis's latest film, The Rise, opens in cinemas today (September 20).

    Source: http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a517161/matthew-lewis-on-jk-rowling-fantastic-beasts-its-a-vivid-universe.html

    http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/matthew-lewis-comments-on-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-movie-94937/
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  • My point is: the "perfectionism" of J.K. Rowling has brought us The Casual Vacancy. All I'm trying to say it that people are already seeing this as a masterpiece and this, for me, is blind fanaticism.
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  • mattStrelowmattStrelow Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Henrick said:

    My point is: the "perfectionism" of J.K. Rowling has brought us The Casual Vacancy. All I'm trying to say it that people are already seeing this as a masterpiece and this, for me, is blind fanaticism.

    Have you read The Casual Vacancy?
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