JK Rowling: New “Fantastic Beasts” Film Trilogy On The Way!

Posted Monday March 31, 2014 12:18 PM GMT

Fans of “Harry Potter” have reason to rejoice today as author JK Rowling has confirmed she’ll write three new films based on her fictitious 2001 textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

In a New York Times article, the 48-year-old scribe credited new Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara for motivating her to take the project to the next level.

“We had one dinner, a follow-up telephone call, and then I got out the rough draft that I’d thought was going to be an interesting bit of memorabilia for my kids and started rewriting!”

Tsujihara also noted, "Three megamovies are planned. The main character will be a 'magizoologist' named Newt Scamander. The stories, neither prequels or sequels, will start in New York about seven decades before the arrival of Mr. Potter and his pals."

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