Lead character in 3 movies based on J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts" will be Newt Scamander, a 'magizoologist'

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Lead character in 3 movies based on J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts" will be Newt Scamander, a 'magizoologist'

Mar 31 2014

Three movies are planned for the adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, one of Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbooks. Rowling wrote the 42 page book in 2001 for the UK charity Comic Relief. Sales from this book and its companion Quidditch Through the Ages have already raised over £17 million (about US $27 million).

The main character of the films, with script written by Rowling, will be a 'magizoologist' named Newt Scamander. The stories will start in New York about 70 years before the setting of the Harry Potter series but are not being billed as prequels.

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