J.K. Rowling will be penning a new movie for Warner Bros.
July 2011 marked a sad time for all Harry Potter fans, who thought they were watching the last of their favorite series. Fortunately – or unfortunately – the bestselling author, J.K. Rowling decided to take the wheel of the fictional world once again. Warner Bros just announced that they’re working with the author on another few movies based on the “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them”, a book within the book. Kind of like The Hobbit did with Lord of the Rings. Rowling will write the scripts herself, following the adventures of Newt Scamander, the author of the above named book. “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling says. The story will be set 70 years before Harry’s time in Hogwarts, and will subsequently include none of our favorite main characters. In case you miss them, here’s what they’re up to now:
Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter: The actor has been trying hard to put his Harry Potter days behind him and make a name for himself. He took off his round wizard glasses and put on many Hollywood and theater roles. Since 2011, he could be seen in The Woman in Black, Robot Chicken, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Kill Your Darlings, Horns and The F Word. “I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you it wasn’t for Harry Potter. I’m under no illusions,” he recently said at the Toronto Film Festival. And according to Perez Hilton, Radcliffe has the hots for Katy Perry!
Emma Watson aka Hermione Granger: The actress is probably the most prominent face of the whole cast. We’ve seen her in My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring, and This is the End since the end of the HP series, and she’s done a great job in all of them. In 2013, Emma is GQ’s Woman of the Year, and she’s preparing to take on a new role, that of a suicidal author in Your Voice in My Head. While trying to leave her Hermione reputation behind, Emma says: “I’m prepared to wait it out. If it takes five years, it takes five years. If it takes more time . . . I’m here for the long haul.”
Rupert Grint aka Ron Weasly: Rupert has been taking on roles in Into the White, Super Clyde, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman and CBGB. Apparently, he’s also lined up for a new screen adaptation of Macbeth. Rupert is named “ginger hero” by FHM Magazine, who put him on the cover of their Collections A/W 2013 Style Manual, and interview him about going “back to normal when all you’ve ever known is Harry Potter”.